Come Lord, Come...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

When I was a little girl, I use to become scared when people in church would say that they wanted the Lord to return..."Come Lord, Come." What? I really didn't want the Lord to return until after I had experienced some things; I'm sure most of us had the same thoughts. I wanted to graduate high school, fall in love, get married, have children, etc. I didn't want the Lord to return until AFTER I had accomplished a few things.

Well, now that I'm older...won't even go near the number...I do want the Lord to come. I'm tired of all the bad news out there. I'm tired of hearing of another person getting sick and dying. I’m tired of listening to the reports on the evening news. I'm tired...tired...tired.

I'm tired of being afraid when my husband is out of town. I'm tired of the fear of him leaving the country again. I'm tired of the pain I live in daily. I'm tired of wishing my dad was still around the corner from me.

John MacArthur says:

He shall wipe away, every single tear. What it means is there never will be a tear in heaven, not one single tear. There will be nothing sad. There will be nothing disappointing. There will be nothing unfulfilling. There will be nothing lacking. There will be nothing wrong. There will be nothing limiting. There will be nothing to cry about.

When we are alone in the dark, when we are scared, when we hurt…we want Jesus to come. We need to hold Him, to see Him, and most of all we need Him to make things right.

Revelation 21:3 and 4..."Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

He will physically be with us then…we will see Him, we will hold Him, He will hold us. There will be no more pain, no more sadness, no more tears.

I am homesick for a place where there is nothing to cry about.

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  1. Very well-written post. I too get weary of "bad news" all of the time.


  2. I know what you mean, it seems as if bad news is all around us. That is why I am so glad that I have a heavenly Saviour to go to when the weight of the world gets too much to handle on my own.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday... Eyes to the Skies!

  3. I am glad I found your blog. Someone sang a solo at our church last week: "In the Middle of the Night My Heart It Yearns for You."
    We do long to see and embrace our Lord and out loved ones. What a day that will be!

  4. I long for the day that the Lord comes. Oh what a joy it will be to walk beside him! Thank you for this post.

  5. What a great post! I will keep you in my prayers, it sounds like you have so much on your heart. Please read this when you have a chance.
    Philippians 4:6
    Thank-you so much for sharing your story today on Spiritual Sunday,
    God Bless,

  6. Oh Lois....this really touched me!! I now also long for my place in the heavenlies with my God and Savior.

    John MacCarthur is so wonderful, isn't he? He just never minces words and I love that!!

    Thanks so much for this today!

    Oh and I don't know what's wrong, but you're still not showing up on my followers list. So strange...
    I'll see if I can ask Blogger about it.

    Have a wonderfully blessed day!!

  7. I agree, but while I'm waiting, I'll have a hot fudge sundae! Happy Spiritual Sunday.

  8. wow..this is a great post.

    Hey, would you do me an honour to visit my Reflection blog and let me know if it's ok? (If i did sucked- i wish to know that too, ok!)

    love and hugs to you guys..

  9. Amen and Amen. We do get a little homesick, don't we?

  10. Hi Lois,
    This is such a great and welcomed post. Many times lately I have expressed the same sentiments!!!! I am looking for HIM any day now!!!!

  11. I agree. What's to come will be so glorious that it doesn't even compare to our best days here on earth. And, all the bad things we hear about or may be going through, well that will be all over and done with. That's something amazing to be looking forward to. :)

  12. Lois, This was a beautifully written post, and oh so true! I appreciate your sentiments and am glad I selected your blog to visit today! ;) You are a blessing! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups" (Did I tell you I grew up in PA and spent most of my life there? What part of PA are you close to? I lived near Harrisburg the last 17 years I was there)

  13. I can sure identify with this. The older I get the more eager I am for Jesus' return. I can see so many prophecies about His return being fulfilled that I really feel like it may not be too far off. I'm ready.

  14. Lois... I would tell you that the Lord IS with you already. He is in you, beside you, around you. He loves you, protects you... and will comfort you. Being Catholic, I believe that He is here in flesh and blood through the Eucharist. You will be in my prayers and blessings. Dixie

  15. Good words! And old preacher I know used to describe heaven and then say, "I want to go there, don't you?"
    Well, I want to be there. That is for sure. Thanks for posting.

  16. Dearest Lois, I hope that this week finds you uplifted, hopeful, and in receipt of positive and inspirational news. Your faith and your incredible way of bringing Scripture to life is something I am coming to rely on to help me further understand my own journey of Belief. I hope that you have a blessed, and painfree week ahead dear one. You are in all our thoughts, as are the wonderful things you bring to us through your posts. Take care and go gently, dear one.

    Fiona x

  17. I am so tired of all the BAD NEWS too..I am so glad that The King of Kings is beside me 24-7.

  18. I am so sick of all the bad news out there. Sometimes I need to turn off the news and put on some praise music. Thanks for sharing today!!

  19. You are such a good writer! I really enjoyed your post today!

    I understand how you feel - some times the burdens of this world are so great and the pain of living in it are unbearable. Last week during Bible Study at our church, we were all talking about what we believe heaven will be like. It is such a blessing to know that one day we will see with our eyes what our greatest desire is - to stand before our Lord and gaze on His beauty forever - no more pain, sorrow and suffering! Even though I love the beautiful world we live in and the people here, I can't wait to be able to "rest in Him" forever!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings on your day,

  20. This is a lovely, touching post.

    I hope you can shake the illness you've been battling, it seems like it's hanging around much too long.