The Lord's coming has a large place in the pages of the New Testament.

By the four Gospels it is presented in four different ways:

speaks of it as it effects our feet -
"Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him"
(Matt 25:6).

Mark, our eyes -
"Watch ye therefore:
for ye know not when the Master of the house cometh"
(Mark 13: 35-37).

Luke, our hands -
"Occupy till I come"
(Luke 19:13).

John, our hearts -
"Let not your heart be troubled . . . I will come again"
(John 14:1-3).

The Lord is coming! And with eager feet,
We must "go forth," the Lord Himself to meet.
Forth from the world, from sloth and evil ways,
Walking while here for His eternal praise.

The Lord is coming! And with eager eyes,
We "watch" to see the Morning Star arise.
Beyond the world's dark night of woe and sin,
We look for Him who brings the glory in.

The Lord is coming! And with eager hands,
Instant we'd be in doing His commands.
Lord, give us grace to "occupy" for Thee,
Till we Thy face in yonder glory see.

The Lord is coming! Let our hearts rejoice,
We soon shall hear the accents of His voice.
In His eternal Home He'll bid us rest,
Gazing upon His face, supremely blest.

Moments For You
Vol. 35, 1991