“Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.” (Mark 13:33)
What an interesting word choice. Instead of the word chronos, which refers to time in terms of days or hours or minutes, Mark uses the word kairos, which refers to time in terms of fullness, rightness, or readiness. Kairos is not a time that can be specifically determined by a clock, but a time that can only be determined by a thing’s ripeness.
Thus, during this season, when we are instructed to wait for the Lord, we are not doing nothing; we are actually doing the most important something that we can do. We are making time and space for whatever God is doing within or around us to come to fruition. We are ripening. We are becoming all that we were intended to be.
So wait, Dear Ones, with patience and confidence, with courage and hope. For God is at work in and through and around you, producing a harvest that is beautiful and bountiful.