LIGHT OF THE WORLD PRAYER GROUP, CCRN
OUR LADY QUEEN OF NIGERIA CATHOLIC PRO-CATHEDRAL
AREA 3, GARKI, ABUJA
Wednesday, 25th November, 2020
TOPIC: When You See Him
TEXT: Rev 1:7
Everyone admitted into a University is a potential first class graduate, but the story is not always the same at the end of the stipulated time of studies. Most students will end up graduating with second class lower or third class; very few will graduate with second class upper and one or two students will graduate with first class eventually. What could be responsible? They were placed in the same class, exposed to the same course contents and the same lecturers throughout this period. Some of the students who did not do well probably attended fellowship in the school and at some point encouraged by friends to study hard.
In life we all have choices, and each of the choices that we make has its consequences. So many factors could be responsible for why most students did not graduate with first class, ranging from not attending classes, to not doing assignments, to lack of commitment to studies. Same analogy could be drawn on our Christian journey. At birth, we were all heavenly candidates. Along the line, maybe studying of the scripture has become a problem, attending church program has become a burden, and no single zeal for God’s kingdom is left in you again. Apostle John has this to say; “Beloved, we are God’s children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. And every one who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure” (1 John 3:2-3).
What is your hope? What side of eternity do you want to see yourself after now? When you see Him in glory coming to rapture those who diligently seek Him, what will be your fate? How are you living your life now? Only the pure in heart will see Jesus; only those who paid the ultimate price to work out their salvation will see Him. Let every moment of your life be lived with rapture in view.
Beloved in Christ, it is clear from our anchor scripture that every eye shall see Him but what will be different that day is the reaction of each person when they see Him. Some will rejoice, while some will weep but the question is what will be your own reaction? It all depends on you and what you are doing. We all have been given the opportunity to prepare for His coming even as Christmas approaches but most importantly at the end of our life or the end of time whichever comes first. Do not allow that day to come to you as a thief because you are not in darkness, you are children of the day – 1Thes 5:4-5.
1. Which side of eternity would you be if Christ comes now?
2. How are you living now that will make you merit heaven?
1. Help me Lord, not to lose focus of my calling.
4. May I be counted among the saints after my sojourn on earth.
Matt 24:30, Dan 7:13; Zech 12:10; Revelation 1:7-8; Acts 1:9-11
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implore Thy help or sought Thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto Thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother, to Thee I come, before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petition but in Thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.