Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. James 5:7

We are now in the fifth week of quarantine. What is going to happen next? I don't know. But I do know that God is at work. We spend a lot of time these days in the garden. This verse in James reminds us of plants and agriculture. Nothing happens fast. You have to wait for the plant to grow. God has His timing. Faby patiently works in the garden. Now, after patient labor, we are seeing some of the fruit: tomatoes and a purple flower. A farmer learns patience. So we too, during this crisis, must learn patience. God is at work.


I can still remember this poem my mother taught me when I was young:

If a string is in a knot,
Patience can untie it.
Patience can do many things—
Have you ever tried it?
If it were sold at any shop
I should like to buy it.
But you and I must find our own—
Nothing can supply it.