I went thorough one of these waiting-on-hold times just this morning. I was trying to upgrade my son Joey's phone using the Verizon website and spent over an hour trying to get it to work - even with the assistance of the "chat window girl". She finally admitted defeat and gave me the phone number for the sales department to handle my order. That meant I got to wait on hold for about a half hour...
However, when the salesman finally answered, I was told a series of pieces of surprisingly good news: Not only could they change our phone service package and save me about $100/month, they could also upgrade my whole family to iPhone 7 devices and we'd be coming out ahead by quite a ways!
As I've refected on this experience, I've come to realize that my frustration in the waiting actually led to Good News of Great Joy that will be for all people (in the Palmberg household)!
This Sunday, December 18th, we'll be looking at the Song of Simeon as found in the last part of Luke 2. It's a story of waiting... but also a story of Joy! God is always at work for our benefit and sometimes it will require us to wait for his blessings to arrive. I hope you'll be able to join us.
Children's Christmas Worship this Sunday
Don't miss it!