Advent II – Day 2 - He will arise
“Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Matthew 24:44)
Our Father in Heaven, and our Lord Jesus, clearly likes to surprise us. Well at the very least when it comes to His ways, particularly the one of Christ’s advent. However, it would seem generally He likes keeping us guessing, when you consider the many, and mysterious healings, miracles, and movements of God. So, perhaps in hindsight it is in His character to keep us in mystery, and bless us with surprises, ironic when you consider He is all knowing…then perhaps that is the point. Maybe it is about an all-knowing God, saying have faith in Him, and who He is, despite the unknown, while reminding us we are not God. Perhaps it is also His way of drawing us deeper in to Him, as we pursue the mysteries of the Lord. But, this is certain, He will arise, trust this. He knows the perfect timing, trust Him.
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23)
You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favour her, yes, the set time, has come. For Your servants take pleasure in her stones and show favour to her dust. So the nations shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth Your glory. For the Lord shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory. He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, and shall not despise their prayer. This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord. For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary; From heaven the Lord viewed the earth, to hear the groaning of the prisoner, to release those appointed to death, to declare the name of the Lord in Zion, and His praise in Jerusalem, when the peoples are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the Lord. (Psalm 102:13-22)