From the back seat comes the plaintive cry: “Are we there yet?” No, not yet. Just be patient, settle down and wait.
Or did you ever make a paper chain to count the days until a special event? We knew the time was getting shorter each day both because we removed one link and because we could see the whole chain getting shorter.
When I look at the world around, it seems like Christ’s return MUST be getting close. We tear off a link every night when we turn out the lights, but the trouble is, we can’t see the end of the chain! We don’t know how long it is.
My heart often echoes that cry. I long for everything to be made right—Eden restored—no, even better! Heaven come to earth, and God’s will being done on earth as in heaven.
“He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!”
Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! (Rev 22:20)