And my heart begins to cry out, "Come Quickly, Lord Jesus!"
But I can't say it with all my heart. Because a piece of my heart is far away; far away from me and far away from the knowledge of Jesus.
I have come to a much deeper heart-understanding of these verses in 2 Peter 3:
9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up...13 But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. 14 Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, 15 and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation;
I know that God hears the voice of those spoken of in Revelation 6:
And God understands. He knows their cry. Jesus, too, was murdered because HE IS the Word of God. But he waits for vengeance because there are many sons and daughters yet to save.
I cannot know at what point God will complete his plan for the earth, but I do know that there will always be more. There will always be someone who is deeply loved who doesn't yet know Christ, and at some point those people will perish. And so while there is still time, let us pray for them, that they, too, may know God and be restored in their relationship with Him. Let us love deeply enough that we would desire their salvation over our own comforts. Let us reach out to neighbors who struggle to find meaning in life. Let us comfort friends by sharing the hope that we have. Let us bring orphans into our homes and raise them to know the Lord.
And let us "be holy in conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God" and "grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. To him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity." (2 Peter 3:11-12,18)