Standing and Waiting

While standing and waiting this morning
The usual American shopping scene
I wondered would Jesus’ return
Be delayed beyond Halloween

The lines were filled with shoppers
September the usual Christmas rush
Pumpkins and goblins and turkeys
Santa the usual celebration crush

Filling our heads and hearts with the notion
That we must eat, spend, and possess
Just like the Bible tells us
God only wishes to bless

So we need not stand and wait forever
There is always a fast 12 items or less lane
The options also of self-check out
For those with no sins they can name

Oopss, it seems I am confusing the stories
I seem to be mashing them into one
The disciples were looking towards heaven
As Christ ascended, work completed, well done

They were standing and waiting commands
Not looking for the short line
Christ’s return won’t be in seasonal format
Crushed into calendars of time

Mark 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man,
no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.