Today, I went with my husband to his Men’s meeting at church. No…I wasn’t there to ‘crash’ their get-together, I went along so that I could do some painting in our new place which is downstairs from where the meeting was taking place.
After what seemed like an eternity of painting, I saw most of the men leaving. I thought to myself, “Good! I’m really tired and want to go home!”
I decided to keep painting until my husband came and told me it was time to leave. After all, I was almost done…I just had a little bit more to do. But, as it turned out, he never came until about an hour later! I kept thinking, “I wish he’d come!” ….”He should have come to get me by now…” “Where is he??”
It reminded me of my longing to go “home”…to my eternal home! Some days I get really tired of this crazy life and just wish Jesus would come and get me! Especially when I see so many of my friends and loved ones going to be with Him. Knowing that they are there, and I’m still here makes my longing that much deeper!
At times, I can almost hear Jesus say to me, “I know you’re tired, but you’re almost done! Just a little bit longer…then I’ll come and get you!
See…we all have a job to do! There are many lost folks out there that still need to be shown the way to Jesus!
So, next time you find yourself in an anxious state and want to go “home”, remember that there is much work left to do for the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus is whispering, “Just a little bit longer…then I’ll come and get you! ….You’re almost done!”