No Hurry!

Thought For The Week 83

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“If there is one thing which should be quite plain to those who accept the revelation of Yahshua in nature and the Bible,” it reads. “It is that He is never in a hurry.  Long preparation, careful planning and slow growth would seem to be leading characteristics of spiritual life.

“Yet there are many people whose religious tempo is feverish.  With fine disregard for its context they flourish like a banner the text, ‘The king’s business requireth haste’, and proceed to drive themselves and their followers nearly mad with tension and anxiety!  ‘Consider,’ cries the passionate advocate of foreign missions, ‘that every second thousands of pagan souls pass into a Messiah-less eternity.’ ‘Evangelise to a finish in this generation!’ cries the enthusiastic young convert at his missionary meeting.

“It is refreshing and salutary to study the poise and quietness of Yahshua, His task and responsibility might well have driven a man out of his mind.  But He was never in a hurry, never impressed by numbers, never a slave of the clock.  He was acting, He said, as He observed Yahweh to act – never in a hurry.” [Insertion of holy names throughout, mine]

Although written in 1952 this quotation echoes as truly in the 21st century as it did previously.  The tempo of life has quickened again and although the source of the pressures may have changed the outcome is surely the same.  I often find myself ‘over-committed’ or ‘too busy’ – do you?  How can we accomplish all that we feel needs to be done, yet find the poise and quietness of Yahshua; reflecting the One who is in no hurry?  I have no ready answers but I am challenged by the questions; even as I am deeply affected by the thought of an unhurried Elohim, with the mighty universe under His control, taking His time!

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