Jesus’ Patient Return

14th August

And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in His sight. And remember, our Lord’s patience gives people time to be saved…”.”

2 Peter 3:14-15a

Jesus is coming again. The scriptures are full of prophecies concerning this and even Jesus Himself said that He would comeback again to His disciples as He returned to Heaven after His resurrection. Yet so often we get complacent and impatient in His timing. We long for the day when He will return and finally remove our suffering, pain and sorrow. When we can be re-united with loved ones we have lost on the way. When we can speak face to face with God Himself. Yet that day is not yet…

Peter reminds his readers that one day in God’s timing is like one thousand years for us. In fact God is out of our time. He created time Himself. Peter reminds his readers that it is not that God is delaying His return because He is slow but rather because He is being patient.

The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” (v9)

God’s heart is only full of love. He is giving all people a chance to repent and come back to Him. He heart is that no-one will perish. He died for that very reason. However, the sad truth is many will reject Him, reject His truth and many will perish. We can hasten the speed of His return by sharing the gospel with as many people as we can. The world needs Jesus. They need His salvation. Moreover they can know about Him through YOUR life! Go and share His good news while there is time.

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