From his book Three Mile an Hour God, theologian Kosuke Koyama, gives us a glimpse as to why God keeps the schedule He keeps. Reflecting on his days as a pastor in the tranquil rice fields of Thailand, he wrote
God walks ‘slowly’ because He is love. If He is not love He would have gone much faster. Love has its own speed. It is an inner speed. It is a spiritual speed. It is a different speed from the technological speed to which we are accustomed…It goes on in the depth of our life, whether we notice or not, whether we are currently hit by storm or not, at three miles an hour. It is the speed we walk and therefore it is the speed the love of God walks.