God’s Day is Coming
Christ will return with justice and with mercy. We need to continue to prepare our hearts and minds and cleanse our spirits so that when Christ comes we are not caught out. It will come to the world like a thief in the night, but we have been warned, so we should live every day as if it may come today. None of us can know the exact time, but signs are given. Those signs are ambiguous enough that we should actually be prepared constantly.
Lord Jesus, You have promised to return in victory and judgment. You have called us to be ready. But You didn’t come as soon as Your earliest followers expected. You have not come as soon as we would like, so we grow lax in our preparations. We don’t always behave as You have called us to. We don’t always look forward to Your coming. Renew us, and enable us to live in all the fullness of Your love.