This past Mother’s Day weekend I had a one and a half hours of rare one on one face time with my daughter Sarah. It was a wonderful treat because we can discuss most any topic aggressively yet peaceably – topics related to theology, politics, business, parenting etc. It was a treat also, because it rarely happens. My daughter has five kids, so in addition to church and school, there is piano, cello, choir, ballet, football, and LaCrosse. Plus my daughter is COO of a small International Company and very busy. Not much time for the OLD MAN.
Our conversation brought me much joy. However, at one point, she asked, “Dad, what do you think God has for you after you leave CHA?”
With confidence I could say, I’M WAITING ON THE LORD. I told her that her mother and I are making plans but in the spirit of Proverbs 16:9 we are allowing God to determine our steps.
We are waiting on the Lord. Fifty years ago when I was 22 and fresh out of college, I gave people the same answer I’M WAITING ON THE LORD. That is how I began working in God’s School System. One of my mentors at that time, Dr. John Blanchard said, “Stop messing around with Political Science. Work with students in a Christian school if you want to change the world. Then after 39 years in the Wheaton Christian schools I told people I’M WAITING and God led me here.
Before I came to CHA in 2008, I did a little study of passages in the Bible that talk about waiting on the Lord. Here are two of my favorite WAITING ON THE LORD verses:
- Psalms 130:5 – I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait and in His word do I hope.
- Psalms 147:11 – The LORD favors those who fear Him, those who wait for His lovingkindness.