Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure. (1John 3:1-3)
As I was reading that section in 1John (above) I was asking myself the question, how much do I think about the return of Christ? I think the answer depends on how I’m doing. When things are fine and lovely I probably don’t consider His return much at all but when I or those around me are struggling I long for his return so that these verses in Revelation 21:3-4 will be fulfilled:
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God’s dwelling-place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death” or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’
How much is this on your mind at the moment?
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Rev 22:20 He who testifies to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.