Patience has been described as, “The quality you admire in the driver behind you butcan’t stand in the driver in front of you.”

For most of us, patience is hard. But in the time leading up to Advent, and during Advent itself, we’re told over and over again to prepare—and to wait with patience—for the coming of the Lord, both in the past and in the future. 

And so it’s a nice contrast in this Second Week of Advent, that we, along with the original recipients of 2 Peter are strongly encouraged—not to work on our own patience—but to consider instead the gracious patience of the Lord.

Turns out, he’s really good at it.