Come, Lord Jesus, Come

The other day I was in the kitchen, distracted by my daily task of preparing dinner when I heard yelling coming from just outside our house. Not an uncommon sound for me to hear, I started my “mom walk” toward the door to our garage. “What are those boys doing now!?” As I got closer I was pleasantly surprised to find that my children were not actually screaming at each other in their high volume. 

They were talking to Jesus. As loud as they could, they were both repeatedly yelling “Jesus! Come down here so that we can see what you look like!” In preparing for Easter, God has reminded me of this very pure image. 

“Come, Lord Jesus, Come!”

This is what people of the Old Testament were longing for.  They didn’t know that his name would be Jesus, but they did know that God had promised to send them a Savior. 

Jeremiah 23 : 5-6 
Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’
 

They were waiting for God to send the Savior of the world. They were waiting for the Easter story that He had promised them. 

“Come, Lord Jesus, Come!”

And so he came. Jesus came down from his throne to be on earth with us. The Emanuel, meaning “God with us.” People saw him and experienced him. 

Today we may not know what he physically looked like, but that really does not matter in the slightest. He looked like a brave prince, a wise teacher, a strong warrior, a tender-hearted friend and a faithful servant. 
That perfect man, the son of God, came with one main purpose. To die in the place of sinners and be raised to life to show that death does not have dominion over him. 

Romans 5 : 8
“but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.”

Romans 6 : 8-9
 “Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.”

That is the Easter story.

And he left with the promise to come again.

 “Come, Lord Jesus, Come!”

Revelation 22 : 20
“Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!”

He will come again and our hearts should be yearning for that day. We should be crying out to the heavens like my young children. Even though we can experience him through scripture and prayer it does not fully satisfy our souls. So, with my babes we yell, “Jesus! Come down here so that we can see what you look like!” We want to see him and experience him in all of his glory. 

Romans 8 : 23
“And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons,
the redemption of our bodies.”

“Come, Lord Jesus, Come!”

Erin H