Officer Judy Hopps, the hare, needs to solve the case in 48hours. Nick Wilde, the fox, takes her to get her detective work on the way… except he takes her to a bunch of sloths! The sloths are sssslllllooooowwww. S.L.O.W. Slow. Judy has to wait a while before they are ready, and she must slow down so that they can take in everything she says.
Patience & Waiting
Judy must hate waiting… she is a hare after all; known for being fast and getting things done quickly. Yet Judy Hopps must wait for the sloths. To wait requires patience. Anyone can wait, but to wait patiently – with a good attitude – is not an easy fete. If we are to do all that God has called us to do, sometimes it is going to require patience and the ability to wait. Jesus waited 3 days before going to see Lazarus. Why? We’re sure he could have probably rushed and seen him earlier if he wanted to, but Jesus knew that the miracle would be more powerful that way. Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead at a time when the Jewish people believed the soul had left the body. This was the time when they truly believed the person was dead. This way, the people knew that Jesus was the miracle maker.
So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her. Genesis 29:20.
You say, “I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge uprightly. Psalm 75:2.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12.
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Romans 8:25.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land. Psalm 37:7-9.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant. 1 Corinthians 13:4.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23.
- Do you like waiting for things? Why/why not?
- What is the longest time you have had to wait for something?
- What does patience mean?
- Do you think you are a very patient person? Why/why not?
- In what ways do you think Jesus had to wait? How can we learn from him?
- Who else was patient in the bible?
- What are the good things that can happen when we are patient and willing to wait?
- How can you help someone else that might find waiting hard?