The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9 (NIV)
Patience Lake is a lake in central Saskatchewan, east of Saskatoon. The lake serves as a groundwater discharge region for higher elevations to the east and west. At the south end of the lake, the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan operates a solution mine that produces 331,000 tonnes of potash annually and has an approximately 50 ha region of the lake sectioned off with an earth dyke that is used to store brine tailings and saturated KCl solution.
In a fast-food world, patience is often in short supply. We don’t like to wait at a red light, or get behind a slow driver. When we order at a restaurant, we want our food quickly. So we wonder when the Lord Jesus has waited two millennia to keep His promise to return. God knew that we would be wondering about that, and in 2 Peter 3:9 we read, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” The Lord hasn’t returned because there are still those who are responding to the Gospel message to put their trust in Him. Never in the history of the world has the global Church seen such growth as it is seeing today. Particularly in the majority world, churches are being planted and lives transformed by the thousands every day. There are still people groups that have never heard the name of Jesus. The Lord will return, but in His time and when all are gathered in. In the meantime, let’s continue to walk in faith and share Jesus with those who cross our path.
These have been words from the heart.