He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. (Rev 22:20)
For my family, there is much to look forward to in 2013. He may bless us with a little one to love. The kids will continue to grow and mature. New opportunities will arise for them, deepening of relationships with them. Growth in Mark and I’s marriage, maybe a family vacation, perhaps a first missions trip experience for Simon.
The path ahead looks hopeful and good. I know who walks with me. I know He is faithful. I know He will provide.
It is grace to be able to smile with hope and confidence at the days to come.
Yet, underneath all this happy expectation, I believe that He wants to cultivate in me this deep and constant cry, “Come, Lord Jesus.”
Sin and brokenness are ravaging this world. Children are hungry and beaten. Mothers’ hearts are bleeding. Addiction is ruining lives. Anger, pain, loneliness.
Come, Lord Jesus.
Come and soften hearts and invite us home. Come for your beloved and make us whole.
Father, You have been good. You will be good. I can laugh at the days to come because I know who holds and ordains them. But don’t let me misplace my hopes. You are coming. All my hope is in You. Give me a heart that wants You and loves You first and most. And yes, come, Lord Jesus.
My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. (Psalm 130:6)