The Farmer and His Hound

A farmer had an old hound dog that he cherished. One day the dog disappeared and several weeks passed without his return. In spite of this, the farmer continued to set out fresh food for the dog each day. Finally, in curiosity, one of the farmer’s neighbors asked why he continued to set out food for the dog when he obviously wasn’t returning.

“He’ll be back,” replied the farmer, “because he knows I’m here waiting for him, and when he gets here I want him to know he’s welcome back.”

Today we wait for Christ’s return with great expectancy. We don’t know the day nor the hour of His return, but we are confident that He is coming back. We know this because we have this promise: “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:3).

As we wait for Christ’s return, we prepare ourselves each day to meet Him. We want to be ready, watching, and waiting when He comes so He will know that we welcome Him!

The first day of the week is the day on which Jesus arose from the dead to become our Savior. It is the day of the week the early Christians assembled together to worship the risen Savior and remember His death, burial and resurrection.

It’s obvious from reading passages such as Acts 2:42-47, Acts 20:7 and Hebrews 10:19-25 that this is what God expects of us. If we do what God expects of us, we can be assured that God is pleased with us, and the expectation of the return of His son Jesus will fill us with joy and not terror. Paul said regarding the Lord’s Supper, “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” (1 Cor. 11:26).  via Daily Bible Studies

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