if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto
myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:3.
than eighteen hundred years have passed since the Saviour gave the promise
of His coming. Throughout the centuries His words have filled with courage
the hearts of His faithful ones. The promise has not yet been fulfilled;...but
none the less sure is the word that has been spoken.
will come in His own glory, in the glory of His Father, and in the glory of
the holy angels. Ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands
of angels, the beautiful, triumphant sons of God, possessing surpassing loveliness
and glory, will escort Him on His way. In the place of a crown of thorns,
He will wear a crown of glory—a crown within a crown. In the place of
that old purple robe, He will be clothed in a garment of whitest white, “so
as no fuller on earth can white” (Mark 9:3) it. And on His vesture and
on His thigh a name will be written, “King of kings, and Lord of lords.”
His faithful followers Christ has been a daily companion, a familiar friend.
They have lived in close, constant communion with God. Upon them the glory
of the Lord has risen. In them the light of the knowledge of the glory of
God in the face of Jesus Christ has been reflected. Now they rejoice in the
undimmed rays of the brightness and glory of the King in His majesty. They
are prepared for the communion of heaven, for they have heaven in their hearts.
uplifted heads, with the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness shining
upon them, with rejoicing that their redemption draweth nigh, they go forth
to meet the Bridegroom, saying, “Lo, this is our God; we have waited
for him, and he will save us.”
time of tarrying is almost ended. The pilgrims and strangers who have so long
been seeking a better country are almost home. I feel as if I must cry aloud,
Homeward bound! . . . “Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such
things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and
blameless.” 2 Peter 3:14.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 115.