We are waiting, Lord, and not always patiently and obediently, for Your Soon Return. We are waiting, faithfully, knowing You will return as You have said; eagerly, for the joy that we know we will have in Your eternal presence. Yet we know not the day nor time, and therefore, we often wait anxiously.
So, what are we to do in the meantime? Just sitting around waiting is not what You had in mind for us.
- Praying – In all things, at all times, we should be turning to the Lord and seeking Him out in prayer. Because it draws us closer to Him. Because we need it, and He wants us to do it. Because it is the way to learn our Father’s will and purposes for the time remaining to us here. Because Jesus did so in His earthly ministry and He is our model to follow.
- Proclaiming – In all things, at all times, we should be teaching, talking and telling others about Jesus. What He has done in our lives, what He wishes to do in theirs. The blessing of grace, the bestowal of salvation. The peace of mind, the calm of heart, the warmth of love. From Him, as from an unending fountain. How easy it is to have, this gift unmeasurable and unmerited, to any who turn to Jesus, trusting in Him alone as Savior, through grace by faith.
- Preparing – In all things, at all times, we should be living as if today is the Day of His Soon Return for His Church. The end of our beginning, and the beginning of our eternity in the Divine Presence. The Eternal State for all His children. It is our hope and desire that He will return for all we know and love. He wants the world, it is His desire that none remain outside His grasp. Although that may not be as it will turn out, should we not try to reach the outcome the Lord’s heart desires?
There is so much to do, and there may be so very little time to do it. The world appears to be slipping away at an ever quickening pace, even as we struggle to slow the tide and reap a harvest blossoming white about us. So run the race, fix your eyes on Jesus, and run as if to win. Because win is what we will ultimately do, even on those days, even on most days, when it surely feels we will not. We will, because He will prevail and we are His children. We will, because…
Jesus is Coming Soon!