Awaiting The Return

This post is written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one-word prompt.  The prompt today is “return.”  Also linking with Sunday Thoughts.


Look to the skies!  The day of the return is approaching!  The one we’ve been waiting for is coming back in the same way we saw them go!

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited.  It will be a wonderful day as they glide back down from the sky to make things right, to perform miracles, to bring back joy and hope.

I wasn’t sure this day would ever come, but then the date was announced and, since then, the excitement has been building…

Don’t worry, I’m not teaching heresy…  I’m not talking about Jesus!

The one I’m waiting for is Mary Poppins!

As a child, it was one of my favourite films.  When I was about five or six, we got a video player for the first time, and for a long time we only had two videos so we watched them repeatedly, over and over, again and again, until they were practically worn out.  (In case you’re wondering, the other one was The Sound Of Music- it was obviously a Julie Andrews thing!)

There is something about both of these films that still gives me a sense of security- partly it’s the familiarity, partly it’s the hope they give as someone enters into a difficult situation and instils new life through a combination of love and music- plus I love the songs!

So when I heard that a new film “Mary Poppins Returns” is coming out at Christmas, I was more excited than I have ever been about any film release in my life!

Straight away I dug out my DVD of the first film to watch it again, and I began making plans to go and see the new film over the Christmas holidays.

I want to be ready for the return.

It challenges me though.  How ready am I for Jesus’ return?  How much am I looking forward to that wonderful day, which will undoubtedly be far, far more amazing than the return of Mary Poppins?

It’s hard when we don’t have a date.  It’s hard when we’ve been waiting almost 2000 years and the day doesn’t seem to be getting any closer, but he is coming.  The return will happen.

Throughout Paul’s letters, Jesus’ return is a common theme, and he urges the believers to encourage one another with the truth that one day he will return, that things will be set right, and that everything will be brought under his control.

As it gave hope to them in turbulent and difficult times, it can do the same for us, so let’s encourage one another with this truth, and let’s be ready for the day of his return.

We don’t know when it will be, but one day he will come again.

“We are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives.  And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Saviour.  He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.”  (Philippians 3:20-21 NLT)

The Mom Gene


26 thoughts on “Awaiting The Return

  1. I just LOVE this, Lesley! I want to see the new Mary Poppins too (though I was wishing they had cast Lady Mary from Downton Abbey in the starring role – she’d do prim and proper so well!). And I like how you tied it in to Jesus’ return. Great post.

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  2. Loved the way you wrote this, Leslie. When I first glanced at it, I thought for sure it was about Jesus’ return. Well written, now if I can convince my hubby to take me to see the movie when it’s released.

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  3. Love your analogy using Mary Poppins!

    I do eagerly wait for His coming. Some times I pray, “Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!” But I know so many are not ready …

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  4. This is so sweet- and challenging. Return of Him is a big deal and I just hope we’re as excited about Him as we are about sweet movies (I’m looking forward to this one too!) and free donuts day ;^) Really makes you re-think your priorities, doesn’t it? Thanks!!

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  5. Oh my, I had no idea about the new Mary Poppins! How did I miss that? I did see it as a musical at the Kennedy Center – which was rather amazing! But…I’m with you – what we really are waiting for is that trump to sound!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! Have a great weekend!

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  6. I think I love Mary Poppins as much as you. I love how you peaked our interest with the familiarity of natural and physical anticipation. Oh that we would spread the word about Christ and gather groups of family and friends to meet the Lord!

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  7. You’ve named two of my favorite movies as a kid. My mom took me to see both which resulted in getting the records and memorizing every song. And yes, they won’t compare to the ultimate return of the Prince of Peace.

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  8. Your words and the MP trailer just brightened my day! I had heard rumblings about this movie remake and now I can put this on my calendar. I really love how you connected this to Christ’s return and the joy that will bring. Wow. You helped me think about all the things I’m excited about for the next week, month, year, and sadly, I forget to be excited about the most beautiful return of all. (The movie looks like it will be another gem for another generation of dreamers!)

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  9. Absolutely wonderful woven post about the awestruck wonder of Jesus’ return. There’s such hope in basking in this truth. And I too am most excited about the upcoming return of Mary Poppins. I am so grateful that I stopped by your corner of the world, Lesley. Blessings

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