What are we Christians looking forward to today? As we begin this new day which God has given to us, do we have something to hope for, something that has been promised to us that we can with assurance look forward to?
We all ought to be looking for Jesus to come. What a glorious morning that will be when - “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”Thessalonians 4: 16, 17.
We ought to be diligently scanning the heavens - “looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ: who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” Titus 2: 13, 14.
Meanwhile, as we wait and watch, and long for his coming, we ought to occupy until he comes as good soldiers and should live … “soberly, righteously, and Godly in this present world.” Titus 2: 12.
Let us rejoice and be glad. There is a great day coming when we shall enjoy the fruits of our labor., but rejoice today for this is the day that the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it because this is the day that we still have opportunity to labor for the Master so that when the bridegroom comes we will have oil in our lamps, trimmed and ready to meet him.