Another carol. The 4th verse of my favourite carol says:
“For lo! The days are hastening on,
By prophet bards foretold,
When with the ever circling years, Comes round the age of gold;
When peace shall over all the earth, Its ancient splendour fling,
And all the world send back the song, which now the angels sing.”
Whilst this carol, like many, has a lot of semi romantic language, which can distract us from the message, this 4th verse has things to say about the future.
One, peace will come (please say amen to that).
Two, all will worship. Both of these held together by the promise of Christ’s return.
Third, and in light of that last point especially, there is an urgency.
Is there an urgency in our lives, our witness and our preaching? Do we understand that Christ will come again?