Just one more thing: Please be patientJust one more thing: Please be patient

On our bathroom wall at home my wife has placed a small plaque that I am forced to read daily while shaving. It pictures a forlorn little person, dressed in tatters, with an expression of hope on his face, and underneath, these words, "Please be patient - God isn't finished with me yet!" Boy, am I glad God has patience. Patience is a virtue we readily commend to others. But some of us, as Christians, find it exceedingly difficult to practice. The dictionary defines patience as "calm endurance of a trying situation or person." A definition I learned from my father years ago was, "Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears."

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Publication Date: September 15, 1980