“Come Quickly Lord Jesus”

“Come Quickly Lord Jesus”
7/8/16

As I awoke this morning at 530, stumbled to the kitchen to get some coffee pumping through my body, I see my iPad all lit up! Clearing the sleep from my eyes, I pick it up, only to find a page full of push notifications from a few News Apps.

I went to bed last night with the images of protests, men shot, police fired upon, and a world hopelessly ridden with the curse of Sin. As I awoke to a new day, one might expect a brand new start with brighter days ahead. Unfortunately, as I went through those push notifications one by one, I read things like; “Sniper fire in Dallas, 5 officers dead, 4 wounded, President speaks to the Dallas shootings, and the list goes on and on.”

Week after week, we’re are desensitized to the very real issue at hand, our world is so depraved and hopelessly lost without Christ. To think that man is going to all of a sudden, get better, and make our world a better place to live in, is nothing more than empty wishful thinking. From the beginning of time, mankind has gotten worse and worse day by day. We see people starving worldwide, nations ridden with some sort of civil warfare, “Religion” wreaking havoc upon the world, political division at all time high’s, division among races and nationalities, and on top of all that, we see Natural disaster with the elements of the weather raging in various parts of the world!

Sounds very gloomy and doomy, huh? Even for a moment, we as Christians wonder; are we delusional? Do we really have hope? Our world is crumbling! Apostle Paul evidently had these same thoughts sometimes because he spoke about the hope of Christ only in this life, and his findings was not very hopeful at face value. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.—1 Corinthians 15:19

However, Jesus Christ, the hope of glory, and all that He offers is not limited to this life. We find comfort in knowing that the Word of God teaches us that we have an eternity to spend with the Lord “in that city whose builder and maker is God.” I used to hear saints of God talking about Jesus Coming back and going to see the Lord, and I would think to myself as a child, how depressing is this? But the older I become, the more conscious I am of the fragility of life, & the hopelessness of our world ever getting better. In this despair, I long for the day of our Lord! John tells us in Revelation 21:5—“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.” Come quickly Lord Jesus!
—Pastor Ancel

Dear heavenly father, my prayer today is that I might not get wrapped up into looking for satisfaction in this life. May I not spend my time, effort, and money pursuing this world! But rather, may I pursue investing in the Kingdom to come, the City to Come, and the Eternal Home in glory. Help me to share Christ and the hope of salvation to the lost in my area. Until that great day of your return, may I cry out with all creation, Come quickly Lord Jesus!