“We Wait For His Son From Heaven”
Some people use ‘the return of our Lord’ to promote fear in the hearts of their hearers, or to promote zeal and works among the indifferent, or to encourage the careless to faithfulness.
But the coming of the Lord Jesus is like the return home of a beloved husband, father, or son who has been away; one who is dearly loved, who has never been forgotten for a moment; whose coming is neither unexpected, dreaded nor feared; whose coming is met with joy unspeakable and full of glory.
If a person cannot say with the beloved John, “Even so, COME, Lord Jesus,” how can he be included among those of whom it is said, “We WAIT for His Son from Heaven” (2nd Thessalonians 1:10).
By Henry Mahan