Joy · Questions · Returning · Trust

anticipating… His return…

Anticipating the return of a loved one currently traveling abroad…
following him and his friends on Instagram
as they post snaps of their adventures…
each brings joy… and questions…
(where exactly…? who…? what in the world…?!)

I dreamed of him last night…
his return…
the tales he would tell…
the hugs given…
his smell…
his laugh…

And I wake wondering…
Do I anticipate His return…? Jesus’s…? do you…?
Am I following Him…? while I wait…?

Following His Way… increases anticipation…
deepens connection… desire…

I see how following brings joy…
reveals bits of who He is… what He’s doing…

But following also raises questions…
what is He up to…? when…? why…?

I know the better I follow…
the more I know… and see…
the greater urgency I feel…
that His return could be…
any moment…

I used to fret over His coming back…
knowing all will be fixed…

When you have loved ones far from Him…
lost…
their eternal destiny being fixed…
at this moment…
causes angst…

Yet… I’ve grown to trust Him more…
I know His desire for all to be saved
He will not return… till all He knows are coming…
have returned to Him…

His judgment… His timing… perfect…

I trust… and anticipate… (to some degree…) His return…
not as much as I should…

So… I will continue to follow…
hopefully closer… better…
and maybe one day…
I’ll dream of His return…

…so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many,
will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save
those who are eagerly waiting for him.
Hebrews 9:28 ESV

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