Waiting Here For You

Happy Monday, Music Monday that is 🙂

We wait with expectation of God’s return. But it’s striking to see that our churches no longer sing about Christ’s second coming as much as we used to.

Many Christians consider it embarrassing that people publically conjecture regarding the time of Christ’s return. Jesus himself warned us against this type of conjecture (Mark 13:32; Acts 1:7). Their speculation arises out of a precise date that we don’t know so instead Christian’s avoid the talk completely out of uncertainty. We’ve forgotten that although the details are unknown the fact that He is coming is a given.

32 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Mark 13:32)

7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.” (Acts 1:7)

After all, the apostle Paul warned that Christ’s return wasn’t a topic of speculation, but for preparation (Romans 13:11-12). So let us not run from the speculations on the exact date or time of His return but let it be grounds for us to prepare the world for behold He shall come, riding on the cloud as the trumpet calls!

11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Jesus is the greatest person who has ever lived because He is God himself who lived a perfect human life:

He is the most powerful – “And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” (Mark 4:41)

Wisest –  The officers answered, “No one ever spoke like this man!” (John 7:46)

Happiest – “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” (John 15:11)

Humblest – “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, 
yet he opened not his mouth; 
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, 
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, 
so he opened not his mouth.” (Isaiah 53:7)

“Our blessed hope,” Paul writes, is “the appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ.”If we aren’t as Christians adequately encouraging and preparing each other to meet and bask in his glorious presence when He returns then we’ve missed our mark. For his resurrection established his authority over the universe (Matthew 28:18), how much more will his second coming display his sovereign rule!

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” (Matthew 28:18)

Therefore, the ultimate goal of our lives is to wait eagerly for Him, not calculating the time or the signs but spreading the Word and living a life worthy of His presence.

“Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24)

As we gather at Christ’s church in corporate worship and even outside of the church as we live out our faith in our neighborhoods, schools and workplaces let us acknowledge and prepare all those around us of His return.

As Christians we ought to encourage each other with words and songs about Christ’s return. It isn’t just about songs that remind us that He died for us and loves us but that he is COMING BACK, which brings me to this week’s song: Waiting Here For You by Christy Nickels ❤

Lyrics:
If faith can move the mountains
Let the mountains move
We come with expectation
Waiting here for you, waiting here for you

You’re the Lord of all creation
And still you know my heart
The author of salvation
You’ve loved us from the start

Waiting here for you
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s you we adore
Singing Alleluia

You are everything you’ve promised
Your faithfulness is true
And we’re desperate for your presence
All we need is you

Waiting here for you, Lord
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s you, Lord, we adore
Singing Alleluia

We will wait for you, Lord, he’ll stand with you
We will sing alleluia
Singing Alleluia, alleluia
Singing Alleluia, alleluia

Waiting here for you
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s you we adore, we adore
Singing Alleluia

Waiting here for you
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s you we adore
Singing Alleluia, singing Alleluia

Waiting here for you
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s you we adore, with our lives
Singing Alleluia, singing Alleluia

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