Wait a Little Longer Please Jesus

Submitted by Evermore on Fri, 11/22/2019 - 9:18am

There's a song by The Louvin Brothers called “Wait a Little Longer Please Jesus.” Take a minute to listen to the song or to read the lyrics.

Here the labour is so hard and the workers are so tired
And our weary hearts are longing for a rest
And we find we’re getting anxious to be in that happy land
Where we’ll enjoy some peace and happiness. 

But wait a little longer, please, Jesus
There’s so many still a-wandering out in sin
Just a little longer, please, Jesus
Just a few more days to let our loved ones in. 

We may look into the skies and tears will fill our eyes
For our weary hearts grow heavy with each day
First we cry oh lord please come, come and take our children home

 

And then we look around us and we say: 

The family’s scattered here and there, but Lord we love them dear
And maybe we can help them find the way
Well if waiting is the cause well they might not be
Lord that’s the only reason why we say:

But wait a little longer, please, Jesus
There’s so many still a-wandering out in sin
Just a little longer, please, Jesus
Just a few more days to let our loved ones in. 

I would even go as far to ask God just a few more days to let others in. Even if they are not our loved ones. Even if we have never met them. 2 Peter 3:9 tells us, “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” Should we not desire the same thing? Have we only gone as far in our understanding of God’s grace and love that we have excluded others from it?

This holiday season we have countless opportunities to give, but what will we give? Will we give temporary pleasures, needs, desires and the things of the earth ONLY or will we give the things of eternity? Will we give the things of the Kingdom of God? Time, true love, patience, mercy, a listening ear, a kind heart, gratitude, an invitation into a relationship with the God of the universe? What will we give?

I pray that we would be so compelled by the love of God that we would plead with Him to wait a little longer, not for our sake but for the sake of others and for the glory of God!

-Harold