Slow down. Sit. Think. The King IS coming. Imagine the joy. The joy of His arrival. The shocking, overwhelming amazement of the promise come down. Mary ponders. Joseph stunned. Zechariah rendered mute and then given the very words of God to speak to the people. Elizabeth overwhelmed with the goodness of God. It’s happening, really happening, the promise is coming, is here. Simeon, the voice to Mary and Joseph and so to us;
“Now Lord, You are releasing your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples, A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES and the glory of your people Israel.” (Luke 2:29-32, NASB)
“…And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him.” (Luke 2:33, NASB)
A Light of Revelation… Revelation of the Kingdom come, the Kingdom coming. The here and the not yet. Redemption here, redemption to come.
The glory of Israel. The unfolding GLORY. This glory come down and spreading through culture, history, time like a wildfire that can’t be stopped. Though it appears at times to be reduced to just a small spark, never ever is it fully extinguished, always ignited by the redeemed ones who now carry this light to the watching, waiting world. The world that is longing for redemption, longing for a Savior. And do they know that He has come and is coming again? Do you know that He has come and is coming again?
What if we, the waiting ones, the advent people, knew He was coming back tomorrow? Would we roll down the windows as we drove through the city and shout “The King is coming!” Would we sit down with the friend we’ve been so hesitant to speak boldly of the King, to say with urgency, softness, excited wonder… “The King is coming, do you know him?”
Would the excitement of His coming cause us to throw caution to the wind as the disciples did? To have single minded Kingdom focus. He’s coming. He will do what He has promised He will return. He will finish the work He began… in our hearts, in our world, in His Kingdom. Prepare the way, get ready your heart. The King, YOUR King, MY King… IS coming!