Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is. I John 3:2
The skies grow darker as the days get shorter. Life seems to be sapped from our world again. Fall and winter are the toughest times on the mind. Emotions grow low as the light wanes. It can make you want to curl up in a ball and hide for a while, at least until the season changes the other way and warmth is seen in the distance.
The people called the church aren’t waiting for spring. They might not like fall or winter either, but they have something else to wait for. Actually, Some One else. The church lives in waiting for Jesus. He is our Light. He is our Summer. He is our Hope. He is the One for Whom we wait.
And He will appear. Jesus isn’t an idea, or a myth, or anything I may want to make of Him. Jesus is real, a historical Person. He was born of Mary, in time, for us. He died on a hill outside Jerusalem, Israel, for us. He came out of His tomb, alive, for us, on the third day after He died. He is still living. He is still history. And He is our future.
Jesus is coming again, soon. And we wait for Him to come, not like we wait for a rock star we always wanted to see, but as the One Who has come already for us, to forgive us, to make us His. Jesus is the One coming to make us at last like Him. This is our joy now. And it will be our joy forever. Come and join in this waiting joy.
Peace to you, because Jesus is risen, and He is coming again.
Pastor Warren Hamp