Thanks, Jesus, for the victory YOU bring!
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“Behold, I am coming Soon! My reward is with Me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.” (v 12 NIV)
Lord Jesus, Come! How I long for the Day when I’ll see You face to face, when I’ll be transformed, when this life will be gone and all eternity will be before us together in Your presence!
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End … I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” (v 13, 16 NIV)
You spoke the first word that began Your creation’s existence. You’ll have the last word in Your creation’s redemption and judgment. You created Your people, the lineage that You preserved throughout human history and to which You grafted those born of the Spirit, not the flesh. From that lineage, You were born into a human body that would be the light of this world, so that sin may be exposed, forgiveness might be seen, and the path to You, Father, might be illuminated.
As I await Your return, keep me continually in Your Word, regularly in communion with You, and faithfully in service to You in this world. Keep on transforming me to be more like Jesus until the Day I am embraced by You in person. Amen.