Friday, July 25, 2014

What Are You Waiting For?


So Christ died only once to take away the sins of many people. But when he comes again, it will not be to take away sin. He will come to save everyone who is waiting for him.

Hebrews 9:28

The phrase "What are you waiting for?" has at least two separate meanings in the English language. It is, first of all a simple question wanting to know what is the "thing" for which you are waiting, but it also can be a call to action.

For those who are waiting for Jesus both are true. You must focus everything in your heart on Jesus Christ and the prospect of His soon return! But you must also do the things that He wants you to do even while you wait! So you wait and work!

The man who does not look for the return of Jesus misses the thrilling anticipation of expecting to see the Lord at any moment. And the man who does not seize the opportunities that the Holy Spirit sets in front of him each day misses the awe of seeing God work in the world around him!

The Bible says the coming of Jesus will be like a thief in the night! It will be sudden and most people will not expect it. That's the difference between followers of Jesus and the rest of the world. Disciples of Christ are looking for Jesus and because of the Cross of Christ they are ready for His return.

"Lord Jesus on this day, which may indeed be the "Day of Your Return" show me what to do as I wait with joy for that most Glorious event in all of history! Praise Your Name forever. Amen."

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