When I was in the Navy I learnt an important lesson: the ‘hurry up and wait’.
It usually occurred when we’d be told without much notice to be in the next place, that’s usually not very close to where you are, in less time then it really takes you to get there. This is called the hurry up.
Typically what would happen once we had arrived is that the hierarchy would then take another 30 minutes to figure out exactly what it was that they wanted us to do. We did plenty of waiting like this.
As Christians, we’re actually in the ‘hurry up and wait’ business, too.
In the Bible, Jesus tells us to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19), but the Bible also tells us that the ‘time is near’ for Jesus’ return. (Revelation 1:3).
This time could even be today or tomorrow.
I want to challenge you to hurry up. Share your faith in Jesus with friends and family, the ones you’ve wanted to share the good news of Jesus with but haven’t quite gotten around to it.
I want to challenge you because, as the Bible tells us, the time is indeed near.
If you don’t trust Jesus, hurry up and investigate Jesus because without trusting in him there is no hope of the ‘wait’.
This is because Christians wait in hope of Jesus’ glorious return.
Whether he returns today, tomorrow or not until more generations have come and gone, Christians await his glorious return knowing we will finally be at home with Jesus when he comes.
So, what are you waiting for? Hurry up!
Mitch Herps (Moore Theological College student)
This weekend is the perfect time to be back to church. We’d love you to join us!
At our 5pm Saturday service we have Matt Straw speaking on the topic “Real Hope, Real Jesus” from Luke chapter 24 verses 36 to 48. After the service we’re hosting a FREE chops, chips and chocolate night. Join us for a free BBQ meal, with salads, hot chips, and a chocolate fountain with marshmallows and fruit, followed by free espresso coffee. It’s a great contemporary church service for people of all ages, and includes a special kids’ program.
If you’d prefer a more traditional service, then come along at 8am on Sunday morning. We have John Hanlen speaking on the topic ” The Real Problem” from Mark chapter 2 verses 1 to 10. This is a prayer book service with great hymns and time for reflection.
So, come along at 5pm on Saturday or 8am on Sunday and hang out with us at 45 Churchill Street.