Waiting in Joyful Hope

A heavenly perspective can change your earthly life.

Waiting in Joyful Hope

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Have you ever noticed how much being in love can change someone? Think, for instance, of a man and woman engaged to be married. Their hearts are consumed with thoughts of one another.

Each one wants to do everything possible to please and help the other. Both are eager to build a new life and raise a family together. And while they recognize that many of their priorities and everyday activities will undergo a major shift, they are more than willing to change for the sake of their beloved. All this happens because the two are looking forward to the time when they will be united in Christ and become one flesh.

Just as an engaged couple looks ahead to their coming union, so too does God want us to have our eyes fixed on the Second Coming, when we will be completely united with Jesus, the lover of our souls. In fact, we can go so far as to say that one way we can gauge our spiritual health is by looking…

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