Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Throne Trip Tuesdays - When He Shall Come

A morning TV show recently presented a film clip of an American soldier who had just returned from Iraq.  His return was a bit earlier than expected, so he showed up unannounced at his daughter's school.  A film crew was allowed to capture the scene.  When he entered the classroom, his daughter looked up and saw him in stunned unbelief, then she burst into tears of joy, covered her mouth with her hands, and ran into his embrace.  Lifting her off her feet, he hugged her tightly as she sobbed and classmates cheered.  It was impossible to watch the scene without shedding a tear.

Maybe that's a small picture of how we'll feel when Jesus comes again.

Perhaps you remember a time in childhood when you looked forward to a beloved family member coming for a visit.  The days and hours leading up to their arrival seemed interminable.  The eagerness and anticipation were hard to contain.

The Lord wants us to long for His appearing like that.

When He shall come resplendent in His glory, to take His own from out the vale of night, O may I know the joy at His appearing, only at morn, to walk with Him in white! Almeda Pearce

Peace and Joy,

2 Timothy 4:8 (NIV) Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.


Anonymous said...

A beautiful analogy this a.m. Susan. Blessings to you today.

H-Mama said...

I saw that clip of the little girl... so emotional. Tears, tears and chill bumps. :)

gigi said...

Most perfect, today :)

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

I've seen video footage of similar. I do long for the day when I finally meet Jesus face to face and am lifted off my feet with my arms wrapped around HIM and HIS around me... What a grand resplendent reunion. Happy Tuesday!

Angel said...

You brought tears to my eyes telling the story!! I know when my son was coming home from Iraq that's how we were, shaking with excitement and anticipation. You are so right, that is how we should be while waiting on Jesus' return.

Love and Blessings

Lori said...

What a wonderful visual you've just created for me! Beautiful!