Wait for the Vision, Homily

Habakkuk 1:12 – 2:4

In our first reading today from Habakkuk, near the end, we find an interesting passage.

“For the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint.

“If it delays, wait for it, it will surely come, it will not be late.”

A few years ago, while trying to listen to the Lord about a minor issue, I heard in that small voice, the Lord referring to an entirely different issue. Since it didn’t seem to be of consequence in that I did not care one way or the other, I just noted what He said and forgot about it.

As it turned out, as time went by, I found myself actually warming to the idea and looking forward to it and became somewhat aggravated that the Lord had not done, what I thought He said He was going to do.

That little exchange went on and on for almost two years. And my only recourse was remembering the original words, “If it delays, wait for it, it will surely come, it will not be late.”

As with most of these sorts of things, when it did come, it came with no fanfare. It was just a cold day in February and out of the blue, when least expected, there it was.

When I reflected on it, and looked back over the two-year waiting period, I realized I was not as ready for it then, as I thought I was.

What was that two-year period all about? It was about the Lord expanding my faith. Honestly, if He had completed His vision earlier, it would not have been the blessing it turned out to be.

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