Are You Patient Like An Alligator?
Have you ever watched an alligator move ever so slowly while stalking its prey? They seem to have a large measure of patience while gradually inching closer and closer to their target. Some will even lay on the bottom of the swamp with their mouth open and patiently wait for an easy meal like a fish to swim into their toothy trap. Then just at the right time SNAP! Their jaws will lock down on the meal they have been waiting all day for. The end result of their wait is the reward they were hoping for, a meal.
Romans 8:24-25 says, “For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” As believers we are waiting patiently in expectation of the return of Jesus. We believe He is who He says he is and live our lives accordingly. The reward for our faith and patience is an eternity in Heaven with our creator. Just like the alligator waits in anticipation of his next meal, we as believers wait in expectation for the Lord. Are you patient like an alligator?
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