Ready and Waiting
it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and
he will save us: this is the Lord, we have waited for him, we will be glad and
rejoice in his salvation. Isa. 25:9
As I hear of the terrible calamities that
from week to week are taking place, I ask myself: What do these things mean?
The most awful disasters are following one another in quick succession. How
frequently we hear of earthquakes and tornadoes, of destruction by fire and
flood, with great loss of life and property! Apparently these calamities are
capricious outbreaks of seemingly disorganized, unregulated forces, but in them
God's purpose may be read. They are one of the means by which He seeks to
arouse men and women to a sense of their danger. . . .
The judgments of God are in the land.
They speak in solemn warning, saying: "Be ye also ready: for in such an
hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." . . .
We are living in the closing scenes of
this earth's history. . . . We have no time--not a moment--to lose. Let us not
be found sleeping on guard. . . . Let us persuade men and women everywhere to
repent and flee from the wrath to come. Let us arouse them to immediate
preparation, for we little know what is before us. . . .
He is soon coming, and we must
be ready and waiting for His appearing. Oh, how glorious it will be to see Him
and be welcomed as His redeemed ones! . . . If we can but see the King in His
beauty we shall be forever blessed. I feel as if I must cry aloud:
"Homeward bound!" We are nearing the time when Christ will come in
power and great glory to take His ransomed ones to their eternal home. . . .
In the great closing work we shall meet
with perplexities that we know not how to deal with; but let us not forget that
the three great powers of heaven are working, that a divine hand is on the
wheel, and that God will bring His promises to pass. He will gather from the
world a people who will serve Him in righteousness.
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