This morning I caught a huge turtle for the kids in a neighbor’s yard. Now, it is positively surrounded by five kids and a puppy and surprise, surprise, it won’t stick its head out of its shell for anything. It would help if Little Man would leave it alone, but of course, he can’t. After all, it is a dream come true!
It occurs to me as I watch the children watch the turtle that turtles are much more patient than children. Oh, it is hard to wait for something so wonderful.
All children of God are waiting for something wonderful, and some of us are even waiting eagerly. Philipians 3:20 says, “We also eagerly wait for the Savior.”
Sometimes though, we get so bogged down in the battle that we are lulled into a fatalistic stupor, forgetting that though the journey is often hard, we are already victorious.
The Savior is returning! The day and the time for the trumpet’s blast calling the Redeemed home is set, and none can delay its sounding. We are promised a new Heaven, a new Earth, and the absolute redemption of our fallen, broken, wounded flesh.
Every tear will be wiped away.
It is certainly something worth our eager anticipation; a promise so precious that it makes even the most sorrowful day sweeter.
Thank you for the sure promise of your return. With Believers from every corner of the globe I pray: ‘Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!” Amen