The final advent is now something we actually look forward to with great anticipation. In fact, our entire lives, our entire ethic, our entire motivation is rooted in this return of the King. It is not our greatest fear. It is our greatest hope!
He’s not worthy because he overpowered us. He’s worthy because he was overpowered for us. He’s worthy because in the weakness of his cross he conquered all that would destroy us.
Nothing can separate us from God’s love for us. Nothing. No angel. No demon. No cosmic ruler. And not even the hardest thing ever – waiting.
What grace! He comes to us – again. We don’t climb up to him. He returns to restore not only our spiritual relationship to God, but also our physical relationship to God. This is the fullness of God’s salvation.
He is not the living among the dead. He is the living among the living – us! May we live in this new year as though we actually have the risen Christ in us. May we live from his grace and love each day as we await the final advent of our risen Lord and Savior.
The question for you and me in our dark season of advent is, do we see our life as primarily testing the love of God or as revealing the love of God? Your answer here determines how you will live.