Kid A and B were playing together. Kid A refused to give kid B's book back and he decided to complain to me. I told him that kid A was being unreasonable and told kid B to ignore him and wait 5 min while I finish blending porridge for the youngest. Instead of obeying me, he decided to take things into his own hands and snatched the book back. The two got into a fight and both sustained injury. (I'm using the generic 'he' here)
The whole unhappy episode would not have happened if kid B were to wait upon my intervention. Even though he was in the right and had suffered an injustice, he could have protected himself from harm if he were to be patient and trust that I would do what's right by him.
This incident reminds me of the value in waiting upon the Lord. No matter how much I am misjudged, victimised or taken advantaged of, I should obey when God says "Vengeance is mine." I need to be patient and see how God's plan plays out. If not, I might get myself hurt even more in the end. It's good to wait. It shows our trust in the love and character of our heavenly Father.
This story had a happy ending. After much tears, teaching and praying, the siblings apologised to each other and embraced in reconciliation. It is moments like this that makes my home-making journey worthwhile.