In The Atlantic Community
Welcome! I hope you’re enjoying the beautiful weather. It’s always encouraging to look outside and see the sun shining, isn’t it?
Last Wednesday I waited an hour and a half to see my daughter’s dermatologist. I can’t help wondering if he felt powerful, knowing people are willing to wait 90 minutes to spend five minutes with him. Mercifully it should be our last visit for a while, but I hate waiting so long to see a doctor. Imagine if people in other careers tried to get away with that.
But we were over a barrel. I don’t practice dermatology. I couldn’t even study biology or chemistry in undergraduate school, let alone graduate from medical school and specialize in dermatology. I respect his intelligence and work ethic. I just hate waiting.
As much as I hate waiting to see doctors, I hate waiting for my food at restaurants even more. I get mean when I’m hungry, and I’m typically starving when I go out to eat. It must be tough being a server at a restaurant. Everybody expects to be treated preferentially and everyone wants their food immediately. And not everyone tips well, either.
I’m sure we’re all waiting for something. Kids are waiting for the school year to end. Families are waiting to go on vacation.
Maybe you’re waiting for a diagnosis. Or a job. Or a relationship. Maybe you’re waiting for your son or daughter to return home from military service.
Or perhaps you’re waiting for an answer to your prayers. Whatever you’re waiting for, commit it to God and ask him to help you wait for his perfect answer in his perfect timing.
Ascension Day is this Thursday. This is when Christians remember Jesus returning to heaven 40 days after he rose from the dead. I can’t believe it’s already been 40 days since Easter. Some of our Catholic and Amish neighbors observe Ascension Day. We don’t celebrate it at Fallowfield, which seems negligent to me. Jesus’ ascension into heaven ended his earthly ministry. He is still praying for us in Heaven now (Hebrews 7:25) and sitting at God’s right hand, but he completed his work on earth 40 days after he rose. It’s definitely worth acknowledging.
Fallowfield United Methodist Women will host its annual Wesbury birthday party on May 30. They will provide entertainment and serve homemade pie, which, let’s face it, is the real draw. Elderberry pie is a big hit. They also give small gifts to the residents who attend the party.
Have a wonderful week. Blessings!