Scripture says, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise. I will reject the intelligence of intelligent people.” The world with its wisdom was unable to recognize God in terms of His own wisdom. So God decided to use the nonsense of the Good News we speak to save those who believe. God’s nonsense is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.
Do you take the kindness of God for granted? Do you see His patience and tolerance as signs that He is a pushover when it comes to sin? How could you not know that His kindness is guiding our hearts to turn away from distractions and habitual sin to walk a new path?
Taken aback, I said, “O Sir, I have no idea—but you must know.” Then he told me, “These are those who come from the great tribulation, and they’ve washed their robes, scrubbed them clean in the blood of the Lamb.
That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.