Bible Reading: John 11:1-37
Teka, ano ba pinag-uusapan natin dito? Delayed saan?
In many ways, the term “delayed” brings about negative meanings and feelings. Delayed sa pagbabayad ng bills, delayed na flight, delayed na dating ng sulat (classic!) o ng inorder mo. Delayed blessing is a natural and understandable source of frustration (unless delayed period yan, which me and my wife has been praying for).
As for me, ang isa pang source ng frustration ko ay ang delayed na post ko ng devotional dito sa blog. The busyness of the season has caught up with me. And I am not happy to be behind my schedule. Hindi ito ang goal at plano ko. Humahanap ako ng ways to catch up pero ang hirap talaga. Humihingi ako ng tulong kay Lord kagaya ni Mary and Martha sa Scripture passage above, pero parang walang tulong.
Malamang iniisip mo I should make time and busyness is not an excuse. Bilang isang writer, totoo yun sa profession ko. Pero sadyang may mga bagay na mas mahalaga sa trabaho o misyon na nangangailangan ng atensyon ko. First and foremost, after being a follower of Jesus, He called me to be a husband.
Like Jesus in today’s reading, may Heavenly purpose at duty na kailangang ifulfill at unahim bago ang ibang bagay. Two things are in conflict in these circumstances: our plan and God’s plan.
Meron ka din bang mga plano na hindi nangyayari?
May mga hinihingi ka din ba kay Lord na hindi pa Niya ibinibigay?
Do we seek His plan whenever we feel frustrated that our plans fail?
Kapatid, Jesus is never delayed. He is always on time. His timing is always perfect. Hintay lang tayo, everything is for our good, and for His glory.
And our current season of Advent is all about that – waiting.
Enjoy waiting… enjoy the Advent!