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Waiting is painful.
Waiting is boring.
Waiting is infuriating.
And waiting is an act of obedience.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts. My ways are not your
And His clock is not our clock.
This week in Hendersonville, Tennessee, a man is waiting
for a match. The kidney that he received from his brother
nearly 20 years ago is failing. He’s dying and the only
thing he can do is wait.
In the same part of the state, another man—a young
father and husband—is dealing with the reality that the
doctors can’t even distinguish the kind of cancer cells that
are invading his body. And so he waits.
In California, a young wife doesn’t know if her husband
will ever reciprocate the love that she is trying to give. She
is tossed aside, ignored and made to feel like a nuisance
or a companion of convenience at best. All she can do is
wait for him to decide.
By Caroline Lusk