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
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.