Are we eagerly waiting for Christ?
Whenever my family’s dogs are outside, they are so excited to hear a car coming down the driveway. They run to the gate, so excited about our arrival that they will jump, bark, and wag their tails frantically. The only reason why Lacey looks still in the previous picture is because she’s giving me that look to say, “Sissy, what are you doing with that camera? You’re supposed to come play with me now!!!”
Although this is just a funny, little story about “man’s best friends,” I’m here to say that there’s something that we all can learn from these dogs. And it’s this: they eagerly wait for the arrival of their master.
“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.”
Isn’t this image beautiful? If you have the time, please read 9:11-28 to get the context of this verse. Essentially though, those verses before verse 28 explain Jesus’ role as the High Priest–one who would not just make sacrifices on behalf of His people, but the One who BECAME the sacrifice (v 11-12). Because of His death on the cross, Jesus Christ paid the price that sin required: death. Since he never sinned, He was a perfect sacrifice, not only for the sin of those people of that day, but for all those who would believe in Him to the end of the ages (v 26). He took the judgement of wrath for sin that we deserve, and so now, all of those that truly believe in Him as their Savior rejoice with the truth of Romans 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
In our day to day lives–our waking up, going to work (or class), cleaning the house, etc.–do we remember that we are also waiting for the arrival of our Master? Even more than this, are we EAGERLY waiting for Him?
Praying your day is filled with SONshine,