Waiting, Watching, Working!
By J. D. Carlson
To be prepared for Christ’s coming we must be waiting for Him! Second Thessalonians 3:5 says we are to be “waiting for Christ.” Are we really waiting for the coming of the Bridegroom? We should be because it is He who is the “Lily of the Valley.” It is He who is the “Bright and Morning Star.” Oh, may we so love Him that we will be waiting for His glorious appearing!
We must be watching for His coming. Christ Himself said in Matthew 24:42, “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” May we be watching for Him in these days just preceding His coming!
As we realize the imminence of the Second Coming of Christ, we must be working for Him. In John 4:34 Jesus said, “My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work.” In John 17:4 He said, “...I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do.” Resolve to enter the whitened harvest field and work for Him who so soon will return! “...Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Rev. 22:12).