When Noah saw the rainbow in the sky at the end of the story, he must have felt as if his patience had been rewarded. The rainbow was a sign of God’s promise to his people. Draw or paint a rainbow or make a rainbow out of things you have around you.
Try to finish a jigsaw, it can take patience but the result is worth waiting for!
Patience is required in a variety of situations.
Patience with ourselves - not giving up, coping with temper, recognising our strengths and weaknesses, not being too hard on ourselves because we all make mistakes.
Patience with others - recognising everyone is different, learning to make allowances for others, giving time to people, walking at another's pace and not rushing them.
Patience with circumstances - doing something worthwhile can take time, taking the long view, 'instant everything' isn't the answer to every problem.
Patience with nature and the world - learning to wait for things to grow (harvest); working for change is one step at a time (for example, climate change); the more complex the problem is, the more time and attention it needs before a solution can be found.
If you would like you can pray this prayer,
Father God, I find it difficult to be patient. I don’t understand why sometimes things take so long to get sorted out. I just want life to get back to normal, and that still hasn’t happened. Help me to be patient and trust you. Sometimes I get so frustrated by the people around me. Help me to be patient and love them.