Updated: May 20, 2021
From Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
I remember my grandma talking about Jesus second coming. I think she believed she would be alive when He returned. She passed away at the age of 91. I know my mom never thought she would reach 80, and yet she has. I remember thinking I would be a young mother when Jesus returned and now I am a grandmother of 14 (7 by blood and 7 by love and circumstance.) I am sure many generations thought Jesus would come in their day. The Bible talks about that as well.
Let's go to 2 Peter 3:3-7 The Message Bible "First off, you need to know that in the last days, mockers are going to have a heyday. Reducing everything to the level of their petty feelings, they’ll mock, “So what’s happened to the promise of his Coming? Our ancestors are dead and buried, and everything’s going on just as it has from the first day of creation. Nothing’s changed.” They conveniently forget that long ago all the galaxies and this very planet were brought into existence out of watery chaos by God’s word. Then God’s word brought the chaos back in a flood that destroyed the world. The current galaxies and earth are fuel for the final fire. God is poised, ready to speak his word again, ready to give the signal for the judgment and destruction of the desecrating skeptics."
Time is tricky. Some days, especially when you are in the middle of crisis, seem to drag. Other days seem to disappear like vapor.
I remember when I started celebrating my children's birthdays, wow did time start flying!
First year birthday with baby's first cake. 5th year. 13th year...now they want their drivers license and they are 16. Soon they want to be on their own or head off to collage and they are 18. Getting married and they are 25. Starting families of their own and I wonder...where did time go? It is so brief. And now my babies are in their 30's and 40's. It's hard to imagine at times.
Psalm 39:4-8 "Show me, LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure. Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be. But now, LORD, what do I look for? My hope is in you."
That last line is the key to this short-lived life on planet earth right now "But now, LORD, what do I look for? My hope is in you."
Our only hope is in Jesus Christ. NO one on earth loves us like He does. No one on earth cares for us or knows us so intimately. No one else can save us!
The Bible tells us in Acts 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved”
1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”
Jesus is the only way to obtain eternal life and it is available for every man, woman and child.
My prayer for you is that you know Him on a deep level. That you give your life to Him. That you invite Him to lead in your life and have power over your life. Once you have done that, once you have established a relationship with Him AND nurture that relationship daily, then the waiting (time) doesn't matter. You live day to day knowing that Jesus is coming back for you and that brings comfort and hope. He will appear in the sky one day. He promised He would come back. And Jesus keeps His promises.
John 14 1-3 NIV “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am."
Those 3 verses are RICH with promise. Cling to that message!
Have a wonderful day. May God richly bless you, guard and protect you. And remember: Jesus is coming soon!