Have you ever wanted or missed something so badly that your heart just pined for it? Often a pining heart leads to depression....and more importantly we forget the here and now.
As Christians, we are to look forward to Christ coming again, in fact according to Revelation 16:15, we are not only to be watching, but we are supposed to be packed and ready!
Today's verse reminds us that, although we are to be ready for our Savior, we have other tasks in the here and now. We cannot focus all of our attentions to pining for the day for Christ to come back and get us. We need to work on rearing our families, showing them the way to Christ. We need to be examples to those around us, letting Christs Light show through us in our day to day wanderings. We need to be searching the Scriptures, soaking up knowledge to stay on the straight and narrow.
On the other hand, that day will come that our hopeful watching will be fulfilled and it will be so much more than we could ever imagine.
Keep climbing Pilgrims, focus on the trails end, but watch your footing along the way!