“The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.”

2 Peter 3:9


The birth, the crucifixion and the risen Christ are answers from God to his promise to be with us. A covenant with humankind that provides hope with our faith and shows the love of God. In turn, all that is asked of us is a turning of our lives over to the heavenly things and to turn from those things of self-interest. We all must pass through the fiery refinery of life’s temptations to make this turn. Our God will be patient with us. Much like Jesus was with those on the road to Emmaus or Thomas and his doubts. The period of Pentecost is time when we can reflect on the purpose of Jesus in our lives and the blessings of following.

Points of Reflection

  • What promises has God kept for you?
  • List three times God was patient with you.
  • What causes our doubt in God?

Blessings, until next time,
Bruce L. Hartman

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