“LOOKING”-It is not merely information but an attitude that produces transformation of character and living. It is a look of deliberation, expectation and it has an influence of transformation. It is the blessed hope of the return of Christ Jesus. {Titus 2:11-14}

This “Hope” is for those who are “LOOKING…”

LOOKING WITH ANTICIPATION – When our second youngest child was four years old and coming up to his fifth birthday, daily he would come to the side of my bed with a huge smile to announce “the countdown,”- “Five days to my birthday. Four days to my birthday. Three days to my birthday. One day to my birthday.” The excitement, the “looking” forward to a future event brought daily excitement. With each day there was a realization the “GREAT DAY’ was nearer, the occasion to Celebrate! With every passing day for the believer who is “looking” there is the realization of that GREAT Day is closer till there is the realization -HE IS HERE!

“LOOKING,” is an attitude, longing for the return of the Lord Jesus that has an application to daily living!{Titus 2:11-14}

LOOKING FOR HIS COMING! A young boy every evening at around 5 o clock could be found gazing out through the front window of is home, looking expectantly for his dad to return from that day’s work. He looked with anticipation, yearning to see him walking within sight of his home.  It is time to look to Jesus and to look for Him, and live in light of eternal realities and that blessed hope- Jesus is returning! In Luke 18 it is one of the reasons giving how not to lose heart in praying! Thinking about the certainty of His return.

  • “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.” -{Matthew 24:2}
  • “For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.”– {1 Thess 4:16-17}
  • “When Christ, who is your life, appearsthen you also will appear with Him in glory.” – {Colossians 3:4}
  • “in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me ON THAT DAY ; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.” {2 Timothy 4:8}
  • “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;”- {Philippians 3:20}

He is our Glorious God. He is our Savior. He is Jesus!

We look to Him. We look for Him!

Our Blessed Hope!