Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Waiting




It is bike riding weather, glorious cool autumn bike riding weather but the last thing my severely bruised tail bone will permit is riding on my tail. So I sit on my donuts, and heating pads, and drink restorative bone broth per my nutritionist friend Carolyn's advice, and hope that soon, very soon, I can get back on my bike. It is hard to wait.

I haven't actually tried. I just presume that sitting on a bike seat would send stars to my eyes and unpleasant nerve impulses to my brain. I could be wrong. And so later on I may give it a go. I CAN kayak, I discovered a few days ago. Getting in and out of the kayak is a little tricky, but it doesn't hurt to kayak itself. The seat is molded in such a way that the sore parts don't get jostled. Or maybe I am just too happy to notice the pain.

I am not suffering in abject misery. I have started a new project, while waiting for my bottom to heal. Concurrently waiting for my two recently completed manuscripts to be edited and reviewed, I have started a fiction book. Thus far I have only written nonfiction because in my experience, nothing tops reality. However, I do have an idea for a novel that I wanted to give a try. I am not very good at it, I can tell already. This novel may take years. It is hard to wait.

Also while waiting for my coccyx to stop complaining, I am waiting for Honeybun's stitches to do their job so they can be removed. The vet had said "10-14" days. Tomorrow is day 10, so first thing tomorrow we are going to the vet and hoping the wound is healed and she can be released from the neck donut and cone.
I awoke today thinking , "Just one more day till Honeybun's stitches come out!" and then my next thought was, "I should not be wishing away a single moment of my life." It is so hard to wait.

Waiting to heal, waiting for pain to move on, waiting for great novels to be written....so much of life is spent waiting. Perhaps it is God's reminder that we are meant to learn how to wait, and to wait well. After all, the greatest event of all creation is yet to occur, the event every believer anxiously awaits. The Second Coming of Jesus will one day crash upon us, and we will be snatched out of this world of delight and woe, to a place where we will never need to worry or wait again.
I cannot wait. But I have no choice, so I must live as exultantly as I can while waiting.

Hebrews 9:28 (NIV)
so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

Mark 13:32-37 (NIV)
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. [33] Be on guard! Be alert ! You do not know when that time will come. [34] It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. [35] “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back---whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. [36] If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. [37] What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ”




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