Larry settled into his seat and prepared for takeoff. The intercom crackled. “We’re waiting on passengers whose planes just landed. We’ll depart when they arrive,” the pilot said,
What about my connecting flight? Larry thought.
A few minutes later a young mother struggled down the aisle, diaper bag on one arm, baby in the other. A second child held her hand. Larry winced remembering his selfish thoughts.
Once in the air, the pilot said, “We’ll make up the time. You’ll arrive on time for your connecting flights.” The stragglers hadn’t made them late.
Larry thought of that as we discussed 2 Peter 3. Christ’s return feels slow to us, but it will come right on time. Compassion, not apathy, motivates the delay.Continue Reading