Even So, Come
He which testifieth these things saith, “Surely I come quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
These words are found in the final verses of Revelation (Rev. 20:22), which are the final verses of scripture. “Even so, come, Lord Jesus” is a response to the One who promises he is coming soon. It is a way of saying “we know you are coming Lord, and indeed, we desire for your coming to be soon at hand.” We need you Jesus, come into our world, our lives, our hearts.
These sentiments are the focus of our Advent worship. Jesus has come, is here, and promises to come again, and yet, often we see that this world, and our own lives do not align to God’s desires, and so we say, come, Lord Jesus. We desire for the peace, the true love, the compassion, and the generosity of Christ to fill us, to give us hope, and to change us to be more like himself.
Come, Lord Jesus. This is our Advent prayer.