Jesus gave his apostles a difficult assignment. He told them not to go out to spread the good news to the world until the Holy Spirit descended upon them. But how long would they have to wait before the Holy Spirit would come?
Waiting, like for the apostles, is just as difficult for us today. Do you remember waiting for college grades to be posted? Have you ever had to wait as days passed by to learn the results of a lab test? Will our teenager arrive home safely after going out with his or her friends? When will the package arrive in the mail? If I didn’t accomplish all the things on my “to do” list today will I find the time tomorrow?
Jesus knew how difficult it would be for the apostles to wait. And Jesus knows how difficult it is for us today. The Holy Spirit is always there to remind us that our Heavenly Father cares about our daily needs, calls us to learn patience, and trust God. And so we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
- Deacon Robert