“Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” Revelation 22::20
This past week we finished reading the book of Revelation. As you may already know the book of Revelation is a book that is meant to reveal and to unveil and not to leave us in the dark. Revelation tells us what the future holds so we can have hope an anchor in this world. In the midst of all the chaos that unfolds around us in this world, we know what the future holds.
I am reminded that as we hear and obey God’s Word, we are building our lives on the rock. Although the the storms of life blow our way and the waves crash upon our shores, we are not shaken, we are not uprooted because we have a sure and certain hope, an expectation of coming good.
When I read that Jesus is coming quickly, I echo with John “even so, come, Lord Jesus.” As I look at what God has revealed to us in His Word, about this world, about who He is, about His coming, it causes me to pause and to consider my life right now. Am I really living for God’s kingdom and not my own? If I really believe that Jesus is coming and that this world is passing away, then why do I hold on so dearly to the things of this world?
As I consider what I know to be true in God’s Word, I understand that this is meant to translate into how I live right now. I want to be able to say with a pure conscience, “even so, come, Lord Jesus.” I don’t want to be holding on to the things of this life and this world. I want to be found faithful when Jesus comes. I want to let go of the things of this world an lay hold of the things of heaven.
Lord help me by the power of Your Holy Spirit today, to surrender all to You. Help me not to pursue the empty things of this world that are passing away. Help me to keep my eyes and my heart on the things above not on the things of this earth. Thank you that You are coming again. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!