Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Back: Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was the tenth of thirteen children born to sharecroppers in Texas. As a young girl, she walked four miles to the Black, one-room schoolhouse. She was a good student and excelled in math. She attended college in Oklahoma, but for only one year due to financial concerns. With few opportunities in her hometown, Coleman moved to Chicago. There she heard WWI pilots' stories and became interested in flying. Discrimination kept her from obtaining a license, so she studied French and went to flight school in Paris. She became the first American to obtain a license from a French school, as well as the first licensed Black pilot in the U.S. She then studied exhibition flying and became well known as "Queen Bess", performing in popular stunt shows. Her ultimate goal was to earn enough money to open her own flight school. Unfortunately, while testing a plane she had purchased, she was thrown from the cockpit during a dive, and died at the age of 34. She is still remembered and honored today, inducted post-mortem into both the Women's Aviation Hall of Fame and the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame.
If I take the wings of the morning…Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. Psalm 139:9-10