Waiting upon the return of Jesus today carries the same type of hope that waiting on His first coming did for the Old Testament Israelites.
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Isaiah 64:1 - Oh, that you would burst from the heavens and come down! How the mountains would quake in your presence!
Read - Isaiah 64
Waiting is tough. The Israelites had been promised 70 years of horrific captivity away from their homeland as a consequence of their sin. What they didn’t know is that they would have several more centuries beyond that to wait for the coming of Jesus. In that time, they did not wait well and were not prepared when their Messiah came to save them. We must learn to wait well. Our waiting is for the second coming of Christ. How shall we pass the time? By pursuing God and God’s Purpose/Meaning for our lives.
Lord, You are coming soon and I will strive to wait well for You.
Compare 1 Corinthians 2:9 with Isaiah 64:4.
Waiting on God to send Jesus for the conclusion of His Mending work should be hopeful not fearful. If we are followers of Jesus then when Jesus returns we will get the opportunity to Marvel in His Majesty forever - that is good and should not give us any reason for fear. If we are not followers of Jesus then the misery of this life awaits us in eternity where hopelessness and meaningless misery await - the fear of that reality can be a very motivating factor to bring us into a Mending relationship with Jesus. A relationship described as so good that ‘No ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like Him’ - Isaiah 64:4.