"Looking For And Hasting Unto The Coming"
2 Peter 3:12
"Behold, I come quickly" (Rev. 3:11). So come, we beseech Thee;
But what are we doing to hasten the day
When earth shall be filled with the light of Thy glory, Hab. 2:14),
To bring back the King from the land far away?
Are we sowing the seed on the field and the wayside? (Eccl. 11:6).
Or reaping the harvests long waiting and white? (John 4:25).
Are we keeping our lamps filled and shining and burning, (Matt. 25:1-8; Matt. 5:16),
And holding them high in the darkness of night?
"Behold, I come quickly." So come, we entreat Thee (Rev. 22:20);
But how are we helping to answer our prayer?
Do we gather the stumbling-blocks out of the highway (Isa. 57:14),
And make smooth the path for the feet that walk there?
Are we doing Thy will? (Eph. 6:6). Are we giving Thy message
To souls Thou hast loved and redeemed on the cross? (Mark 16:15).
Do we show forth Thy grace (John 1:17), to the sad world around us?
Thy patience in trial (Rom. 12:12; Isa. 53:7), Thy comfort in loss? (Phil. 3:7-8; Phil. 2:4-8).
We watch for the signs, and we love Thine appearing, (2 Tim. 4:8; Titus 2:13),
We long for the peace that Thy kingdom will bring.
But what are we doing to hasten Thy coming? (2 Peter 3:10-12).
And how are we helping to bring back the King? (Zech. 14:9).