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  • Writer's pictureR.C. VanLandingham

The Waiting Room

This is Day 29 of my 40 day Lenten blog.

Imagine you are going for an interview for your dream job. The waiting room is crowded with applicants. Some are dressed in suits, others in their pajamas, still others like they are going to the beach. There are lots of people, but a limited number of chairs. The room is crowded and hot, and you all seem to wait there for a long time.

Now, what if you knew there were an unlimited number of positions, and everyone who wanted one could have it with a salary that would blow your mind? What if you also knew that hidden cameras were watching all of you and everyone who was nice, and patient, and generous, and friendly with the others in the waiting room would get the job, but everyone that was rude and selfish would not? Not only that, but this company had mind reading software that could translate your thoughts into words and video images that someone in a secret room could see. How would you act in the waiting room? What thoughts would you think about the other people?

This world is a waiting room. Some people think it's the destination, but it's not. How we act in this world will determine our fate in the world to come. We all need to stop and take a good hard look at how we are acting in the waiting room.

Today's prayer: God, please help me to not be selfish. Help me think of others before myself. And Lord, please forgive my many sins and upon my death graciously allow me to spend eternity with You. And Lord help all the people in this world to realize that this life is not the destination, but the waiting room. And help us all to live like there is something much better to come. Amen.

R.C. VanLandingham lives in Florida with his wife and kids. He is the author of several books including the Christian fantasy books Peter Puckett & The Amulet of Eternity, Peter Puckett & the Enchanted Chalice, and Magdalene Hope & the Elves of Evermore.

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