HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“ And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.” (Isaiah 30:18).
Where showers fall most, there the grass is the greenest. I suppose the fogs and mists of the hills in the Buccament valley make it “the Emerald Isle”; and whenever you find great fogs of trouble and mists of sorrow, you always find emerald green hearts; full of the beautiful verdure of the comfort and love of God. O Christian brothers and sisters, do not thou be saying, “Where are the swallows gone? They are gone; they are dead.” They are not dead; they have skimmed the purple sea, and gone to a far-off land, but they will be back again by and by. It is what we called migration and we in Bequia are ever so happy to see the different variety of birds and butterflies during the migration period.
Child of God, say not the flowers are dead; say not the winter has killed them, and they are gone. Ah, no! though winter hath coated them with an avalanche of its snow; they will put up their heads again, and will be alive very soon. Say not, child of God, that the sun is quenched because the cloud hath hidden it. Ah, no; he is behind there, brewing summer for thee; for when he cometh out again, he will have made the clouds fit to drop in April showers, all of the mothers of the sweet May flowers. And oh! above all, when thy God hides His face, say not that He hath forgotten thee. He is but tarrying a little while to make thee love Him better; and when He cometh, thou shalt have joy in the Lord, and shalt rejoice with joy unspeakable. Waiting exercises our grace; waiting tries our faith; therefore, wait on in hope; for though the promise tarry, it can never come too late.
Brethren, there is a lesson in everything and we are constantly learning the grace of God. We have to live in hope and wait for the fulfilling of that promise Isaiah spoke about.