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“[W]aiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works” (Titus 2:13-14).

Two things should be noticed.  We wait for the Lord and He is purifying us for Himself.  What then shall we do?  Wait upon the Lord and be about the business of being purified.   This sounds easy but think of how we often behave otherwise.  We are impatient, immature, and impure.  Come then and go in the way of the Lord as He leads you into the eternal life which He alone can give and which He has promised to you.

Lord, waiting is perhaps one of the most difficult things to do.  Lead me to see that each day has its purpose and that day by day You are growing in me Your likeness.  Continue to guide me and make me aware of Your continual presence.  Help me understand these things as I learn and grow.  Keep my eyes upon You so that I would not be tempted by the things of this world.

Lord Jesus, You have come for the very reason of saving us from this wicked and perverse world. Guide me, Lord, that I would learn to live the eternal life which You are giving me through the grace You give from the cross.  Through all that may come this day, help me to see that in You there is hope and an eternal future.  You, Lord, are my hope, rock, and salvation.  Amen.