Time for Grace-December 2, 2023

Time for Grace-December 2, 2023

Revelation 1:7-8

Look, he is coming with clouds, and every eye will see him, including those who pierced him. And all the nations of the earth will mourn because of him. Yes. Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, the one who is, and who was, and who is coming, the Almighty.

Dear Lord Jesus,

While many try to speculate when You will return, everyone will see and know when the end comes; there will be no more speculation. As the world seems to be going crazy with everything happening around us, waiting for You is to be done out of faith, even while the world rejects You and Your second coming. Because many refuse Your truth, it does not make it any less factual, like burying one’s head in the sand does not make it go away.

You were here before all the world was created; You became part of Your created order to save us from our sins, and You will come again to take all those who trust in You to heaven to be with You forever. To restore us to Your Father, You were pierced for our iniquities and bruised for our transgressions so that all who believe in You will have eternal life. Salvation comes to us by knowing You suffered and died on the cross for all our sins, that we believe in Your work and word, and that we trust You will save us when our end comes. So we pray, “Come, Lord Jesus!”

Keep us always in Your word, trusting in the forgiveness You have won for us. So that whatever happens in this world around us, may we watch with anticipation to when You will take us home, and may we never be afraid of Your second coming. Let us share this message with those who do not know You so they will also believe in You and have salvation. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

Knowing what Jesus has done to save you, He died for your sins, and faith causes us to wait and watch in anticipation of his next coming. Perhaps we use Christmas as a rehearsal for when He will come again, this time not as an infant but on the clouds as our KING.