The text for today is James 5:7-8 (NLT): “Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.”
As Selwyn mentions in today’s study – no one on earth knows when our Lord will return – but we should be patient; on the one hand we call out to God, to return; and, on the other hand we tirelessly work in His harvest field (without looking at the clock, which would slow us down).
In one sense, God may come to any one of us, at any time – and say ‘tools down – your work has finished’, then, our wait is over!