I Can Hardly Wait

 

Describe a rainbow to a man that has always been blind.

Describe music to a man that has always been deaf.

 

Describe the world to come to the man that has no idea of what the realm of God is really like. Explain eternity and immortality to a man that has known nothing but limitations all of his life.

*†† (Rom 8:26 NIV)In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

*†† (Eph 3:20-21 NIV)Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, {21} to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

*†† (1 Cor 2:9 NIV)However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"--

*†† (1 Cor 13:9-12 NIV)For we know in part and we prophesy in part, {10} but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. {11} When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. {12} Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

*†† (Mat 25:31-34 NIV)"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. {32} All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. {33} He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. {34} "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.

 

I long for a time when things are as we all know they should be. In this world we are forever reminded of our sins and the sins of all others as well. With the one exception of Jesus, even the best person we have known has sinned. The wages of sin is death and we see that death all around us. The knowledge of mankindís failures and even wickedness cannot be escaped.

 

Turn on the radio and you might hear of the parent that murdered their child or the child that murdered their parent. Perhaps you hear the story of a plane that crashed killing all aboard.

 

Pick up the newspaper and you might read of the arsonist that has set fire to a house or a field. Maybe you read the story of someone that mugged someone walking home or raped a woman that just got off work ad was headed home to tuck her child in bed.

 

Watch the TV and learn of an innocent person getting their head cut off or thousands of people being killed by a tsunami.

 

Get on the Internet and discover a hacker has stolen a million passwords, perhaps from an unfriendly country. Or discover that your very own government is spying on you and reading your emails, listening to your conversations, even watching you in the privacy of your own home.

 

You could possibly visit a friend and hear how their friend committed suicide or how their spouse just announced the intention of divorce.

 

All pretty much doom and gloom. But wait, thereís more. It doesnít have to be that way! The cavalry is about to ride over yonder ridge; hope is on the way, all is not lost! Actually itís not the cavalry that will save us but Calvary! Or actually He who died there: Jesus. And what Jesus wants is what I want, what we all want: A world of peace and love, of joy and happiness, of decency andf righteousness. Itís coming and I can hardly wait. Neither could Jesus. Hear one of the many things He had to say about that subject.

*†† (Mat 6:9-10 NIV)"This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, {10} your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

 

The very first thing said by Jesus after acknowledging His Father and our Father was, your kingdom come.He has always wanted us to be in His kingdom and to be with Him in a paradise unimaginable to us at this time. I can hardly wait. What will it be like? I donít know because it is too marvelous for words. But I do know He has always worked to bring us to that place. Here again is the scripture that we read earlier.

*†† (Mat 25:34 NIV)"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.

The best we can do to describe the wonders that await us is precious little but itís enough for us to know we want it. Listen.

*†† Rev 21:1-7 NIV)Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. {2} I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. {3} And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. {4} He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." {5} He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." {6} He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. {7} He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

Thy kingdom come! I can hardly wait!