The scripture for today, September 28, is Hebrews 9:28 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”
Waiting is hard to do. We wait for relatives to arrive at our house for a visit. We wait for our next promotion. We wait for babies to be born. We wait for enough money to buy new clothes.
But what about waiting for something that we have never seen? Waiting for something we believe in by faith? Waiting an entire lifetime?
All the more reason to keep our eyes on the Word, our activities in good works, and our hearts on our Creator and Savior. It’s a long spiritual walk. But just keep walking, and keep walking, and keep walking until some day in the distant future you walk right through the gates of heaven.
Then, when you look back from eternity, you will say, “The wait wasn’t so long after all.”