While You Wait…

“During this interim time between Christ’s departure and second coming, we haven’t been turned loose to sample everything that might look edible.”

Bareknuckle Bible

waitWaiting rooms mean leafing through dog-eared copies of People magazine. What a waste of productive work time. I could probably get some things done while sitting there, but that determination never seems to materialize. If you’re an eight-year-old, the experience is much worse. Waiting plus immaturity plus energy turns into a chaos cocktail. A couple of kids can demolish a guest lobby and make each other cry in just ten minutes. I have that accomplishment on my own resume. An aggravated nurse once threatened to come out of the reception area and give me and my siblings a round of shots if we didn’t behave (that was back before she would have been officially reprimanded and written up in the newspaper for saying it). Big question: What should we do while we wait for the return of Jesus Christ? If we don’t know, life here will become a waiting room experience—unproductive, boring…

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