Today's Verse: Titus 2:13

Saturday, November 7, 2015

We wait for the blessed hope of the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
— Titus 2:13
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

One way to view our lives is to see them as a wait. However, a long wait without anticipation is frustrating and sometimes fosters bitter anger for what appears to be wasted time. Long or short, as followers of Jesus, we live and wait with anticipation. Our waiting has us on tiptoe, looking forward to the coming of our "blessed hope." This hope is rooted in Jesus' promise to return. But more than just his return, our hope is rooted in his glorious appearance as our Savior coming to take us home to our Father and reunion with the saints of old and our loved ones more recently departed. On that day, our trust in Jesus as Lord will be validated, and our highest expectations will be realized.

My Prayer...

Glorious and faithful God, thank you for sending Jesus the first time to save me from my sins. Please strengthen me as I wait for his glorious return so that I can live as victoriously now as I will with you in the future when he returns. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of Titus 2:13 — We wait for the blessed hope of the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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