I liked this bit from today’s study: “Remember that you will not always feel what you feel now. The ‘groaning’ will one day give way to glory. The tinge of sadness that is always there in our spirits, what we earlier described as a ‘marred’ joy, is in itself a sign, an ache, a hunger for something better. Up ahead is a home we have never seen but for some reason we cannot stop longing for.”
We, who are the children of God – have within us the fruits of the Holy Spirit – one of which is an incredible joy. However, this fruit of the Spirit is but a foretaste of the perfect joy we will experience in heaven.
Another thought I had when reading today’s study – was; ‘how often do we pray for the return of Jesus?’ I rarely hear the prayer – please come back Lord Jesus – right now!
It’s as if – the wish is for Jesus to come back (Revelation 22:20) – but not right now; maybe tomorrow, when I’ve fixed a few things in my life. (After I’ve put in place a few New Year resolutions – is this your position?)