“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:25-28 ESV)
Hymn ELH 536:1,4 O Son of God, We Wait for Thee
O Son of God, we wait for Thee
We long for Thine appearing;
We know thou sittest on the throne,
And we Thy name are bearing.
Who trusts in Thee, May joyful be,
And see Thee, Lord, descending
To bring us bliss unending.
We wait for Thee; soon Thou wilt come,
The time is swiftly nearing;
In this we also do rejoice,
And long for thine appearing,
O bliss ’twill be When Thee we see,
Homeward thy people bringing,
With transport and with singing!
Jesus, my Savior, forgive my sins and help me to look forward with joy and anticipation to your return. Amen.