‘Yes, I am coming soon’ (Revelation 22:20)
Who is this proposing to come quickly? Is it an enemy threatening us? Is it a stranger? No, it is JESUS whom we love, speaking to cheer and encourage us.
It is IMMANUEL, to whom we are betrothed in righteousness, judgment, lovingkindness, mercies, and faithfulness.
It is our SAVIOUR, who saved us by His death, and preserves us by His life. He will come again soon; the period cannot be too far ahead. He will come gladly, with delight and pleasure, to receive us to Himself. “YES” He says, “I am coming soon;” and so it should be a source of joy to us, that excites and creates holy expectation.
He comes to end our persecutions, to silence our complaints, to conform us to His image, to fill us with His love, to clothe us with His glory, and to bring us grace.
Do we say with the church, “Amen, even so, come, Lord Jesus”? Or, are we indifferent about His coming? He says, “Behold, I come quickly: blessed is the person who watches and anticipates His coming. Let us look for, and hasten the coming of the day of God. He comes for our redemption. His coming completes our salvation.
Fly, ye seasons, fly still faster:
Let the glorious day come on,
When we shall behold our Master
Seated on His heavenly throne!
When the Saviour
Shall descend to claim His own.
THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)
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