The words of John the beloved have been ringing through my head. At the very end of Revelation he says, “Yes, come Lord Jesus!”
I imagine a great longing must have been in his voice when those words were spoken. You can feel the desire of John’s heart as you read them on the page.
That is the longing I wish to have in my heart at all times, I can say that I don’t always feel it. I get caught up in the day to day, and the list of things that need doing. I don’t always think much of the Lord’s return or what it will be like. In message that I recently gave at Quail Hollow Chapel I looked at Revelation 21:4 which says, “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
I’ve always thought of this verse as the summation of what we have to look forward to when Jesus returns to this earth and we get to be in a world with no more pain, sorrow, or upset. We will finally get to live in an everlasting peace.
And that’s kind of what the Sabbath is like. It’s a taste of what’s to come. It’s the sample before the true peace on earth that we will experience when Christ is back and sets up His eternal throne. It’s a small taste of the joy, peace and fun that we will have when all sorrow and pains and fears are wiped away and we get have face to face fellowship with our Creator.
On this Sabbath take some time to enjoy the day, have fun, have joy, and reflect on the peace that is to come to the whole world one day.
Let us all say in our hearts on this day those eternal words, “Yes come Lord Jesus.”
The Peace of Christ be with you all.