Luke 19 v 11 While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once.

The mission trip is coming to the main scene. Jerusalem is not far away. But no one has understood the depth of the mission. Not even his disciples and he has told them three times. Importantly no one thought there was going to be a delay to the arrival of the Kingdom in its fullest form. No one had any inkling what that delay would entail. They anticipated the golden age for themselves, the kingdom would be all about them, this was the moment for them to become victorious and glorious. They were wrong.

There would be a delay.

How are you going through a delay?

How do you react?

When you expected it now but it’s likely to be tomorrow do you want to give up?

Can God trust you in the delay?

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