December 1: The Hope of Christ: When Will He Come?
Scripture: Matthew 24:36-44
During the season of Advent, the Christian church focuses not just on the first coming of Jesus at Christmas, but on the second coming of Jesus. We know when He came the first time, and we are counting the days until we celebrate His first coming. But when will He come again?
Jesus has been coming back for so long that plenty of people have given up on Him. Before Jesus died, He told His followers He would be right back, but only God knows when. Then He gave us this advice about how to live in the tension between His first coming and His second coming: “Keep awake, watch, be vigilant, be on the lookout.”
Does Jesus’ second coming sound more like a promise or a threat to you? Does it strike a note of fear or hope in your heart?