Dec 24

Come, Lord Jesus!

2008 at 3:57 pm   |   by Carolyn Mahaney Filed under Homemaking | Holidays

6a00d8341c032a53ef00e54fa420c088338 As we commemorate Jesus’ birth (What love!), His death and resurrection (What mercy!), let’s also be thinking about his glorious return (What joy!).

Joni Eareckson Tada helps us to remember:

“On this side of eternity, Christmas is still a promise. Yes, the Savior has come, and with him peace on earth, but the story is not finished. Yes, there is peace in our hearts, but we long for peace in our world.
Every Christmas is still a ‘turning of the page’ until Jesus returns. Every December 25 marks another year that draws us closer to the fulfillment of the ages, that draws us closer to… home.
When we realize that Jesus is the answer to our deepest longing, even Christmas longings, each Advent brings us closer to his glorious return to earth. When we see him as he is, King of kings and Lord of lords, that will be ‘Christmas’ indeed!’”

Oh, I can’t wait for that Christmas! Come, Lord Jesus!