“God isn’t late with his promise as some measure lateness. He is restraining himself on account of you, holding back the End because he doesn’t want anyone lost. He’s giving everyone space and time to change.”
2 Peter 3:9 (The Message)
I enjoy the classic Disney film, Alice in Wonderland. I adore the mischievous Cheshire Cat. I think the Mad Hatter is endearing, and what a dear little mouse. I even find a soft spot of sadness for the unhappy Queen. I do not, however, care much for the persnickety White Rabbit. Whenever I watched dear Alice chasing the rabbit’s retreating tail, I found myself wanting to flick him in the head for being so darn rude.
Instead of just repeating, “We’re late. We’re late, for a very important date,” how much trouble would it have been to take 5 seconds to explain what you are late for, and why things are looking so very strange? You have time to consult your giant pocket-watch, you have time to explain yourself, rabbit! Instead he scurries off, repeating the endless phrase, We’re Late, and leads Alice into Wonderland.
I wonder if God gets tired of our endless white rabbiting?