- A. T. Robertson, Minister., p. 64
Our Blessed Hope
Looking for the return of our Lord Jesus brings great joy and hope to our hearts.
A tourist who visited an exquisite garden on a lovely estate in Italy spoke to the caretaker: “How long have you been here?” he asked.
“And how often has the owner been to see the estate?”
“When did he come last?”
“Twelve years ago.”
“Who comes then to look after things?”
“I am left pretty much alone.”
“Yet you keep the garden so spic-and-span that one would think you were expecting the owner tomorrow.”
“Today, sir, today! replied the caretaker.”
“Looking for the blessed hope, and the glorious appearing
of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ”