Rise from Life from Earth! 07-11-2016

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)
 
I recommend reading John 14.
 
Christians of every generation have longed for Christ to return in their lifetime. Augustine felt the Lord would return somewhere around the year 1000 A.D. John Wycliffe concluded the second coming of Christ would happen in the 1300s. John Calvin preached he would come immediately in the sixteenth century. Today his return seems closer than ever. The return of Christ has been the theme of hundreds of hymns through the ages. The hymn “What If It Were Today?” was written by Ohio homemaker, Lelia Morris. It is the most popular second coming song of the last hundred years. She also wrote the hymns, “Nearer, Still Nearer” and “Let Jesus Come into Your Heart.” John Newton also wrote the hymn “Day of Judgment! Day of Wonder!” on the second coming.
 
My prayer for the week: Dear Lord, thank you for awaking our souls. Your love forgives us for our sins when we ask You for forgiveness. You bring us to a new life of knowledge, fellowship and service with others. Praise God for opening our hearts to serving others. Amen