17 How long, Lord, will you look on?
Rescue me from their ravages,
my precious life from these lions. Psalm 35:17
This is a question we ask more often as the world becomes more and more corrupt. You see, we want God to be active.
- We want Him to intervene because often we see no sense at all to crime and justice and corruption.
- We see the guilty go free and the innocent maligned.
- We see good people destroyed and the evil rise.
Often, though, while we’re slow to admit it, that longing for eternity and the Second Coming, is what keeps us sane and motivated. We do what we can when we can, and keep asking, “How long, O Lord?”
What’s the best response to a child on a long car journey asking “Are we there yet”?
Almost. Just a little bit longer.