“They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.” Revelation 22:4-5
As believers our hearts are filled with hope that we shall see Jesus face to face.
Today we pause; we wait, we look forward to tomorrow - the celebration of the resurrection and the return to life of our saviour.
Today we prepare; food for a feast, laptops/tablets/phones for zoom/WhatsApp/phone with loved ones.
Tomorrow we shall wake up with the shouts and acclamations; “Alleluia Christ is risen; he is risen indeed Alleluia”.
But while it is still today, how shall we live in preparation? Do we just sit and do nothing?
During this lockdown, I am taking the opportunity to re-set my operating systems and software, my daily rhythms. I’ve rediscovered the discipline of weekly prayer and fasting and hope to keep this up. What systems you are putting in place for post lockdown/covid-19?
More important, how are we living our lives in preparation for the ultimate return of Jesus?
How about studying the scriptures to know the mind of Christ and how he wants us to live?
Maybe lifting up praises and worship to God because when he returns, the scriptures tell us that we shall see him face to face be reunited with those gone before us (yes, those friends and loved ones ) and we shall worship and reign with Jesus forever.
How then shall we live as we prepare for the return of our Lord?
We witness – we believe – we watch – we wait.
I pray for those who don’t yet know the saving power of Jesus. Those who have heard the gospel and still reject Jesus. I pray that the miracle of the resurrection will leave their hearts changed and turned to Christ. Amen
“Jesus himself did not try to convert the two thieves on the cross; he waited until one of them turned to him.”
? Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison
For families prevented from taking part in their usual activities on this weekend; for patience and creativity for all and energy for tired parents.