LONGING TO SEE JESUS
By A.W. Tozer
Look, I am coming soon! Hold tightly to the little strength
you have--so that no one will take away your crown.
- - Revelation 3:11
There is no doubt in my mind that millions of
Christians in our day yearn within themselves to be ready
to see the Lord Jesus when He appears. These are the
saints of God who have a real understanding that what
our Lord Jesus Christ is to us in our personal lives,
moment by moment, is more important than merely
dwelling on "what He did for us!"
I say this because a great segment of Christian theology
emphasizes the "utility" of the cross on which Jesus died,
rather than the Person who died on that cross for our
Because of that view, many really have no emotional
yearning for the return of Jesus. The best hope they know
is a kind of intellectual, theological hope. But an
intellectual knowledge of what the New Testament
teaches about the return of Christ is surely a poor
substitute for a love-inflamed desire to look on His face!
While we await Him, our Lord expects us to love one
another, to worship Him together and to send this
gracious gospel to the ends of the earth.
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.