so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28
Everyday people are waiting for something to change, happen or for things to get better. Waiting in lines of some sort is the most commonly thought of type of waiting. However, many are waiting for better times.
People are hoping that something will change their situations and make things better. Not knowing what to look for, many will try nearly any and every thing to make their life better.
The author of Hebrews talks about the sacrifices of the old covenant and the new covenant. He points out that Christ was sacrificed to take away all sin and that He will come again to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.
All around the world there are millions of people who have chosen to accept the forgiveness that Jesus offers of their sins. While they have accepted His forgiveness, many often forget about His coming again to save them. Once saved, many go back to living their life without a focus upon eternity.
The busyness of life gets all of their focus and attention. Cares about what they need to do from day to day pulls their mind and hearts off of waiting for and looking for the return of Christ.
Jesus will return some day, but only for those who are waiting for Him. The waiting is not just sitting and waiting, but doing His work, while seeking His return. They are looking forward to the day of His return, not just focused on life here on this earth.
Some will miss His return, because they are not waiting for Him.
Trusting that you have chosen to believe in Jesus, repent of your sins and are being saved, are you waiting for Him?
Each and everyday will present many challenges of day to day living. There will be lots of things that you can focus on that are only about here and now.
Although many of those things are important, you must be willing to be focused upon eternity and the return of Jesus.
Are you waiting for His return? Is what you are doing focused on His return?
Or are you only focused on the problems and pleasures of today and this temporary earth?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek the return of Jesus; that you will doing God’s work while here on earth; that you will tell others of the salvation Jesus offers; and that you will point others to the coming return of Jesus.