Thursday, January 5, 2023

January 5, 2023

One of the highlights of life as a grandparent is spending time with your grandchildren. Our youngest is not quite 3, but he has a mind of his own, and yesterday, though he loves to come to our house, he got pretty upset when his dad dropped him off. He began screaming and crying for him to return, and he did; what dad wouldn't return after hearing a heartbreaking cry? When you're a grandmother, you know they only cry for a minute when the parent leaves, so I encouraged him to leave quickly, like ripping off a bandage. Sure enough, he simmered down, and it didn't take long until he was back to being happy-go-lucky. I understand his sweet little heart; though we long for Jesus, we must continue our business until he returns. Can you imagine how it must feel seeing your children long for you, knowing it's not quite time for your return? He sees your heart and knows you love him, but we must persevere while living among the ungodly until the day of judgment and their destruction. Hold on to what you have! Jesus is coming back just as he promised.

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.  2 Peter 3:9-10

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