On Sunday we broke away from the Genesis series and considered the promise of Christ’s return.  How easy it is to go about our daily lives in earth bound and worldly focused ways. A major evidence of growing in grace is the grace of God transforming us to be “looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus” (Titus 2:13). It is sobering to realize that if we are not regularly considering the reality that Jesus could return today we are already setting our affections on this earth and not on heavenly things (Colossians 3:1). As God’s providence would have it, the hymn that our family is singing together this week is entitled “There’s an Hour which no Man Knoweth.” I hope the text of the hymn will encourage you to set your affections of eternal things. If you do that you will be looking for Christ’s soon return.

1. There’s an hour which no man knoweth,
Nor the angels round the throne,
When the Lord shall come in glory from the sky;
All the saints shall rise to meet Him,
For He calleth for his own;
They shall hear the trumpet sounding by and by.

Are you ready? ready?
Looking for the King?
Ready, while you labor, watch and pray?
Are you ready? ready?
Looking for the King?
Ready for the happy crowning day?

2. What a blessèd transformation,
In the twinkling of an eye,
When the mortal shall immortal life put on!
Those who love Him shall be like Him,
When He cometh from on high,
At the noontide, at the midnight, or at dawn. [Refrain]

3. Though our sins have been as scarlet,
Let us seek the streams that flow
From the cross that rose on Calv’ry’s rugged height;
He is able still to keep us,
And present us white as snow,
When He comes again, as clouds of dazzling light. [Refrain]