He’s Already Waiting

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. [Matthew 25:34 NIV]

Photo by Nat Arnett

Last week, I talked about whether we are ready to meet Jesus if it happened to be today. This week I am looking at it from the other angle — that Jesus is ready and waiting for us — right now!

From His perspective, everything has been done. He has completed the work of salvation for us. He defeated the enemy and went to heaven to prepare a place for us. Now, all that is left is for us to come home.

I was inspired by a song a couple of weeks ago, that got me thinking about this whole idea. It was a Casting Crowns song – Already There (you can listen to the song below). Here is the chorus:

When I’m lost in the mystery
To You my future is a memory
Cause You’re already there
You’re already there
Standing at the end of my life
Waiting on the other side
And You’re already there
You’re already there

I love that! “To You my future is a memory.” I can just imagine Him standing there, kind of like how a groom waits at the end of the aisle for his bride, in complete anticipation of a perfect future together. It makes me feel just as eager to meet Him at the end.

Do you get excited when you think about meeting Jesus face to face?

Casting Crowns – Already There

Published in: on 23rd July, 2012 at 10:35 am  Comments (4)  
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Nothing But Dust

As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.” [Psalm 103: 13-14 NIV]

What I love about this verse is that in one breath we see not only that we are basically insignificant – mere granules of dust which are here one day and gone the next – but in spite of that we have the interest and love of the Lord of Creation. It almost seems like a contradiction, doesn’t it?

We are made of matter, of earth, of biodegradable materials that will not last, no matter how much we inject them with Botox or exercise them or fix them up with medical technology. We are, as the bible says, like chaff, easily blown away by the wind, or like the morning mist which disappears with the first rays of sun. In the great scheme of things, when you think of the size of the universe and the infinity of time, we are really less than nothing. See this short video to get more of an idea of what I am saying.

God sees all of that, He knows how small we are, and yet, He takes a personal interest in each one of us. He loves us, has compassion on us, He forgives, satisfies our desires, redeems, He works righteousness and justice on our behalf, He renews and restores, He is slow to anger, He provides and nurtures, He gives us hope and a future, He heals and delivers, He even speaks to us if we will listen.

I don’t know about you, but that amazes me. It absolutely blows my mind to think that the God and creator of the universe, loves this little speck of dust enough to send His beloved Son to earth to die on my behalf, so that He could have an eternal relationship with me. Something to think about …

“The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him.” [Psalm 103:15-17 NIV]

Published in: on 27th December, 2011 at 5:47 am  Comments (6)  
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