2 Peter 3.13-15
 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.  So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.  Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation.
After several weeks of lockdown, we may be beginning to get impatient. We want our freedoms restored, and we may be tempted to think that the danger is subsiding. Patience is part of the fruit of the spirit, and if it is lacking in us, then perhaps we have not yet allowed the Spirit of God to do all that he wants to do in our hearts. Generations of Christians have hoped for the return of our Lord from heaven to bring this age to a close, and usher in the new heaven and earth which will be unimaginably wonderful, and where all sin, suffering , sadness and death are swept away. But if our patience is wearing thin, let us be glad that God is more patient than we are, and his patience allows more and more lost souls to turn to him for salvation and new life.
Teach us your patience Lord, and your mercy.