We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Romans 8:22-25
In the life of a Believer, patience is a difficult but rewarding virtue. We realize there there is more to this life than what our five senses reveal to us. We are waiting for something better, something perfect because we know that if this life were all that we have going for us, we’d be in sad shape indeed.
We get glimpses into eternity on occasion and long for that day when our glimpses are stares in awe of what we’ll see and hear and touch and smell and taste.
But we are patient for we know that there is still work for us to do while we wait.