A few days ago, I was waiting at the airport baggage claim to collect by luggage. As I was standing there, the carousel started and baggage’s started coming. I was anxiously waiting for mine to come. It did not come for some time and few thoughts passed through my mind. Will it come? Did the airline mishandle it? Is it lost? What will I do if it does not come? Will I have to buy some clothes and survive?
I had a baggage claim ticket with me but still, I had to wait. Finally, it came and I took it. Once I got it, I moved on and did not think about anything. All my doubt was gone and I was just going ahead.
Wait a minute - does it sound similar to what is happening with our waiting for Jesus Christ? Yes, he is coming and we wait for him. Sometimes doubt creeps into our minds. Will it happen or it was a myth? Am I going to see it or not?
Well, Bible says in 1 John 3:2-
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (NIV)
I am sure we will forget about the anxiety and everything we faced while we waited. We will be with Him forever. Let us grow in hope and let our anticipation grow as we see what is happening around the world. We see many signs of Jesus coming around us.
Let's anticipate and be ready, not with anxiety but with hope.