Signs of the Times

Topic: Patience and Its Reward [Rev. James Reid, D. D., in the British Weekly, London, England]

Patience is not one of the showy virtues. It is not the kind of thing for which people are praised. We may commend a man for his kindness, his generosity, his courage. But his patience will go unnoticed, and it may be the best of all his gifts. Christ [Jesus] was always telling his disciples to be patient and to cultivate the power to wait. Many of the New Testament letters also might be said to have this as their central theme. For the big temptation of many Christians then was to be in a hurry, to get quick results. They longed for a speedy end to all the conflict with evil. When it did not come, they were tempted to give up and to go back. What they lacked most was the power to wait.

June 4, 1938

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