Lord’s Day, December 29, 2019

Esther 5:1-6:14; Malachi 1:1-2:9; Revelation 20:7-21:8

Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. John 20:16

I love to watch video clips of military homecomings. In full military gear, a father surprises his daughter at a gymnastics recital. A young boy turns around at his birthday party only to find his big brother standing right there in front of him with open arms. A young bride on her sad anniversary answers the doorbell to find her husband on one knee with a bouquet of flowers. One day you and I will open the door to the Lord Jesus. One day we will look up to the sky and see Him coming in the clouds. One day we will hear Him call our name and, turning around, He will be standing right there—to be reunited with us for all time. —Shane Johnson

O Lord Jesus, how long, how long,
Ere we shout the glad song?
Christ returneth! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Amen. Hallelujah! Amen.—H. L. Turner