Come On Down

  • Feb. 8, 2006
  • #6203

Joni sings "Come On Down" and shares how she anxiously awaits the Lord's return.

Come on down, Lord Jesus, and take us away -

Come on down, Lord Jesus, could this be the day?

Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus we pray,

Come on down, Lord Jesus, come soon.

You know, I have to admit that at the onset of every year, I wonder... I often wonder, Could this be the year of Jesus' return? Wow! Maybe you've thought the same, what with so much turmoil and conflict... so many natural disasters in recent memory... so much darkness. And you have to admit it has been a long time since His First Advent over 2000 years ago. Come on, is Jesus slow in coming back to earth? Is He tardy in His return? Well, second Peter 3:9 answers that, it says, "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, [that is his promise to come back no, He's not slow as some understand slowness.] He is patient... not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." Did you hear that? God wants everyone to come to repentance.  

And it's why when I start singing a song like this one "Come on down, Lord Jesus, could this be the day?"... I have to in the next breath I have to say, "Oh, wait a minute Jesus, but don't come too soon." Why would I say it? Because there are so many people who need to repent. So many more who yet need to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. So many people who need to be introduced to Him. Especially people with disabilities - I mean that's why we work so hard at our ministry. How awful if the suffering of disabled people were not accruing them an eternal weight of glory, but instead, only serving as a preview of the suffering awaiting them in a Christ-less eternity. How sad! 

So, God is not slow in coming -- the Holy Spirit reminds us a couple of verses later in 2 Peter Chapter 3, "Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation."  

Friend, God doesn't want your neighbor to perish... He doesn't want your uncle or nephew to perish. He wants your neighbor and your relatives to come to repentance. God doesn't want your co-workers to perish... or the lady at the dry cleaners... or the man at the Exxon or the Chevron Station. No, He wants them with you in heaven. And God doesn't want the disabled people we are ministering to our outreach to perish either. So this year, we're going to double our efforts and I wish you would join me in sharing the Good News with boldness and brightness, telling everyone about Jesus, the Savior. For only when the last soul is gathered in can we sing "Okay, Lord, come on down... it's time! Come on down." 

Music:  Come on Down by Jack Hayford, 1974 Rocksmith Music

© Joni and Friends

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