Have you noticed all the talk about the coming solar eclipse. Some preachers say it is a sign to the churches that they need to repent, others say it is______, and the list goes on. But the real sign that we need to repent is that we’re talking about the sun instead of the coming of the Son. Of all the things we should be looking for the Lord’s return should be on the top of the list, yet we hear little about it. There is no doubt about the fact that Jesus is coming again. Although we might disagree and debate the particulars it can’t be denied that it is promised. Jesus Himself said, “…I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:3).
Christ is coming and He will establish His kingdom on earth. How could that not be of interest? It makes you wonder if folks really believe the Bible as they claim. Since God can’t lie there is no reason to doubt. Perhaps some do believe that He will come, but they don’t expect it in their lifetime, or anytime soon. But the same Bible that promises His coming also tells us it could happen at any moment and that we should be watching for it.
Some might be thinking, “So what if He is coming? Why should it matter to me?” It matters because, for one thing, it affects the way we live (1 John 3:1-3). If we truly believe it could happen at any moment it will affect our manner of life. The Bible describes this as the believers “blessed hope“, but it now seems to be a forgotten promise. And that could happen only if our knowledge is lacking, or our faith is waning, or our love is waxing cold. We would do well to remember what Jesus said in Matt. 24:44, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”Rather than looking at the sun, we should be looking for the Son! That will be a sight to behold! —David Stone