Friday, September 21, 2012

Waiting on Christ's Return

The third and final installment from my study of Andrew Murray's book Waiting on God.  I have been blessed beyond measure in reminders and lessons of the worship in waiting.  It was a bitter-sweet to finish the last chapter today; what a journey it has been and will continue to be.
While learning to wait on God, we cannot fully do so until we are waiting for the second return of His Son. I Thessalonians 1:10 "... to wait for His Son from Heaven."  Murray states, "The waiting on Christ coming from heaven to take us to heaven will give the waiting on God it's true tone of hopefullness and joy."  He later continues, "There is such a danger of our being more occupied with the things that are coming than with Him who is to come."  How often do we hear sermons or debate over the end times and the seven years that will bring judgment to the world, yet miss the best part that HE IS COMING TO TAKE HIS CHURCH HOME! What a shame to get caught up in the details and miss out on the blessing that HE is returning!  We can look, hope and wait for his return.

We have a blessed promise as believers that as he returned in the clouds so shall he return to take us home to heaven.  Hallelujah and Amen!  How I do love my life as a wife and stay at home mom, and wouldn't trade it for anything in the world, but how sweet is the promise of our Lord's return.  We do not know the day nor hour, but this we know is true.  Jesus Christ will return for His church and we will reign with Him forever.  What a blessed hope of our waiting on Him.

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