“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty” (Malachi 3:1).
We come to the end of the Old Testament – but we haven’t reached the end of God’s story. There is more to come. There is a real sense of anticipation. There will be something even more wonderful than anything we have read about in the Old Testament. Jesus will come.
When we come to the end of the New Testament, we are encouraged to keep on looking forward to the future, looking forward in hope, looking forward to the return of Jesus, our Saviour. We hear his promise: “I am coming soon”, and we make our response to his promise: “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).