He is coming

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January 29, 2016 by Jon Law

27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgement, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

Hebrews 9:27-28

We live in the middle of Jesus’ two visits to earth. He came once, 2000 years ago, to ‘bear the sins of many’ by dying on the cross and rising bodily from the grave. He will come again sometime in the future to save those who ‘are eagerly waiting for him.’

What are you ‘eagerly waiting’ for? We don’t tend to be very good at waiting anymore because we don’t really have to wait for anything. Microwaves cook food in no time, Amazon can get packages to us on the same day that we order them, and friends in Australia can appear in your front room instantly through the magic of Skype.

But for 2000 years Christians have been waiting for Jesus. Each generation has had people in it who believed that they were the last and that His time would be now, but He has tarried. We are still waiting for Him to come and save us.

The greatest thing that can happen to our universe is for Jesus to return. Then sin will be completely eradicated. Then Satan will be finally crushed underneath His feet. Then death will no longer claim us. Then sickness will be a mere memory. Then suffering will cease. Then God’s glory will be completely visible to us throughout the whole earth. Jesus’ return will make all well.

He is coming. How eagerly are we waiting?

What excites you the most about Jesus’ return?


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