Week 17 Friday

The Days Are Coming

Today’s scripture selection: Jeremiah 22-26

Key verses: Jeremiah 23:5-6

“’The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land…..This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.’”

     What are you waiting for?

     It’s a question that gets asked a lot.

     Are you waiting for:

  • Your “ship to come in”
  • Your lottery number to come up
  • Your “Prince Charming” or “Princess Charming” to sweep you off your feet
  • Your chance at the “big time”
  • Your retirement date
  • Your relief from all the stress you’ve been under lately
  • Your opportunity to prove yourself “right” and somebody else “wrong”
  • Your last day of school
  • Your first “real” job
  • Your…whatever…?

We wait all the time – for lots of things.

But the scriptures remind us that one day – one glorious day – there will come the One who will bring justice and peace and new life – to all those who will recognize His sovereignty.

In the church year there is even a season to recognize our desire for this “waiting” to be fulfilled – it’s called Advent – and it leads into the Christmas season, when the coming of Christ is celebrated worldwide.

Yes, we wait for many things – some worthy – some not so worthy.  But waiting for the “Righteous King” – that’s someone worth waiting for.  And as the early Church used to say,

“Come, Lord Jesus – come.”

 

Prayer: Lord, I await your fresh coming into my life, with thankful, hopeful, anticipation.  AMEN.

 

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