I've been struck by this passage from 2 Peter in the lead up to Advent this year. It draws together the themes of the second coming, waiting, justice, and the idea that God is not "slow" or "late" but patient, longing for all to be saved. It then turns to how we should live, in the light of this coming.

I turned this into a poem, and then came up with some chords and a melody should you wish to sing it. Included below is an acoustic demo to show you how the tune goes.

One day for the Lord is a thousand years,
and a thousand years like a day.
The Lord is not late,
he is patient to wait,
so help us be ready, we pray.

God, where is the "coming" you've promised,
the time when all things are put right?
You hold back the day
Wanting all to be saved,
then you'll come like a thief in the night.

One day for the Lord...

The heavens will vanish in thunder,
as earth is consumed in the flames,
new heavens will dawn,
as earth is reborn,
and goodness and justice will reign.

One day for the Lord...

We'll live in the light of your coming,
awaiting the day you appear,
as a people of peace
living holy and free
till your home and your heaven is here.

One day for the Lord...