“We are waiting for the blessed hope and the glorious appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.” Titus 2:13 (Simple English Bible)
Edith wasn’t a pretty woman, perhaps a little too ungainly and short. No matter how she dressed or had her hair done, something always seemed to be a little odd. Even in school and then collage, she had an awkward way about her. A little clumsy, sometimes too loud and didn’t seem to understand concepts very quickly. But she was a good woman, a faithful Christian and a generous giver. In her late 40’s, Edith had given up on marriage or a special man in her life.
Her sister, Jennifer, was the opposite. Lithe, funny and sharp. She had married early and had a large family — six children. They’d never been close as sisters but one day, Jennifer asked Edith if she felt as if life had passed her by. Edith was surprised and shook her head. “No,” she answered, “my hope is in Jesus and that will be realized when He comes as He has promised!”
Do you think that Christians sometimes loose their focus? That perhaps the things that the world holds as essential and worthy are distracting us from our true toil? Maybe God has more hope in Edith as a faithful servant than others who need to feel that they’re apart of life and the world!