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On longing for the King to come again.

Monday | December 19

Mark 13:33-37 Take heed, watch; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Watch therefore - for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning — lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: Watch.”


It is an odd life we spend as Christians, living in constant and vigilant expectation for something to happen. But when you think about it, aren’t we all living life this way? Hoping that some moment will come that will change everything else? The difference for Christians, then, is that we stake our lives on it and say it out loud. We live in faith that such a fantastic story is actually true. We hang everything on the idea that Jesus really did come, and really is coming again. Think of a child this week, waiting for Christmas morning. They can't think about anything else. Everything is hanging on it. Now consider that that is the right Christian posture towards life - we’re waiting for the King to come back. Everything is hanging on it.

Morning Kneeling Prayer

Father, I pray that I would

enter this day as your Son

entered the world, full of love

and hope.


Midday Kneeling Prayer

Jesus, I pray that I would be present in my work as you were present in this world, full of humility and service.


Evening Kneeling Prayer

Holy Spirit, I pray that I would be at peace in my rest knowing that you came to bring peace to the world, and will one day bring rest to all things. Amen.

The Common Rule - Advent Edition! is a seasonal version of The Common Rule which provides a set of daily and seasonal practices for celebrating the King that has come and waiting for the King that will come again.
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