He who testifies to these things says,
“Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.
A grandmother was house-sitting and taking care of her grandsons while her daughter and son-in-law were away on an anniversary trip. She made sure the first day
was filled with activities for the five- and seven-year-old boys. She took them to the park, played board games and read books with them, and fixed their favorite dessert at dinner. Even so, when bedtime came, she could hear the older boy crying in his bedroom.
As she came in to check on him, the boy said: “Grandmommy, I’m home, so how come I’m still homesick?”
His predicament is easy for us to understand. Home is not so much about a place as it is about a relationship. When we are with the people we love and need most,
we feel at home. That’s why followers of Christ should live with a certain homesickness for Jesus. The great preacher and author Vance Havner wrote, “We are not at home in this world because we are made for a better one.”
That desire to be home with the Lord moved John to write: “Even so, come Lord Jesus.” The earliest believers would often end their prayers with that same plea.
Praise the Lord, Jesus is coming!
The Lord speaks of His return in the present tense: “I
am coming.” With each passing day, His return grows nearer and nearer.
He also says that His return comes suddenly and unexpectedly: “I am coming
quickly.” It will be too late to get ready for His coming when Jesus comes.
Our coming Lord calls us to live with expectancy and preparation each day.
Have a great day, and keep moving forward!
Posted on 07/14/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under