1 John 2:28
Just as Christ called His disciples to abide in Him, He calls us to do the same. But abiding in Jesus means more than just resting in His love and grace. It means actively doing our part to lead lives that glorify God. Abiding means emulating. Emulating the Lord in both word and deed. By earnestly obeying God’s Word, and letting others see Jesus shine through us, we show that we are indeed abiding in Him. So on that promised glorious day of our Lord’s appearance, we can be as gleeful as little children instead of hiding in shame upon His return. Maranatha!