Learning to Wait Well
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October 11, 2023

Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:16

Sadie never met a stranger. When her health issues required hours in medical waiting rooms, she sprinkled cheer onto the paths of fellow patients with her smile and warm greetings. She found common interests to discuss and helped turn frowns into smiles. When others complained, she diverted the conversation to the gentle rain we’d needed or a pretty picture in a magazine.

Unlike Sadie, I didn’t wait well. I’d glance at my watch and think of what I could accomplish at home. The words of Ephesians 5:16, “making the best use of time,” remind me to pray for the medical staff and the patients in waiting rooms. God helps me begin conversations and use my time in a way that honors him and blesses others. I’m learning to wait well, like Sadie did.

Jeannie Waters
Macon, GA

Dear Father, help me to use time well as I serve you. Amen.

Reflect: To make the best use of your time at appointments, pray for others.

Read: Psalm 90:12 and James 4:13-15