What is patience? The personification of patience is the Chicago Cubs and their fans. The last time the Chicago Cubs were in a World Series was 1945. The last time they won the World Series was 1908.
Patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset: quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence:.
Through the good years and the lean Cub fans have never wavered. They always knew that someday they would again be competing for Baseballs ultimate prize.
So today history will be made. Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs, and their fans will host game 3 of the World Series. It was 71 years ago when the Cubs last hosted a World Series game. The series is tied one game apiece. The Cubs need 3 more wins to win the World Series. They have shown they have the “steady perseverance, even-tempered care and diligence” to compete at this level.
You are reading this and asking yourself, “Why is this important to me?” The answer is that each of us is patiently waiting for something. It may be a loved one to get saved, a trip you would like to take, a job you are longing for, a home, a meal, a friend. Ultimately we are waiting patiently for God to call us home, whether by the Rapture or death, to be with Him for ever and ever.
God admonishes us to read and obey His word while we patiently wait. If we do, we will be busy teaching others about the Lord, witnessing, telling those who are unsaved how they can get saved, praying, watching, hoping, and patiently awaiting the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Come quickly Lord Jesus!!!!
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001