God is Good
The Bible tells us that God is good. Many of us know this experientially as well. Last week a good friend of mine at work informed me that after 20-some years of hoping and praying, God moved in the heart of her elderly father, and he decided to receive Christ. This is overwhelmingly good news, and my friend's face was absolutely glowing when she told me. I have to admit, it made my day also.
What does something like this say to you and I? I believe it reminds us that time doesn't have the same meaning for us as it does for Him. 5 years, 10 years, 20 years... everything happens according to the proper season and at the perfect time. I enjoy hearing stories about God showing up. I enjoy them even more when they happen to the people around me, so I can experience the joy with them, and also be reminded first-hand that God really is in charge.