Friday, December 8
O Patient Redeemer, Come
2 Peter 3:9 The Sovereign is not slow in fulfilling the promise . . . but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
O Patient Redeemer, Come~
When we grow impatient with you
wanting your instant action,
your immediate reply,
when we grow impatient with others
wanting quick change, sudden understanding,
teach us to cultivate a spirit of forbearance.
You lovingly wait for us
through our misunderstandings, our missteps,
our hardheartedness and our stubbornness.
Give us the perseverance of your people,
who waited for the long-expected Jesus.
Fill us with your peace,
as we wait in joyful hope
for your coming again.