Reigniting That Blessed Hope

 

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Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. – Titus 2:13

 

SCRIPTURE READING: Romans 11:13-14 

This is not the first time I wrote something about the Second Coming. But recent world events spurred me to share something about the urgency of the nearness of this event! With my heart broken, after learning of the terrible news yesterday, I posted this on my FB wall:

‘Feeling sick…. Dhaka. Bangladesh. And now, Dallas…. Jesus is really coming soon! Let us pray for the families left behind and for the world!’

It is just so alarming to see how in rapid succession such acts of terror have happened in different parts of the world! Well, come to think of it, we’re always bombarded with news of the same kind every day. Different crime stories, the usual type of victims, same issues. As Christians, we already know of this as Jesus said in Matthew 24:6-8: And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

But I think what really hit me hard besides the vividly fast rate of big terrorist happenings was the indirect realization that the hearts of people are really waxing cold (verse 12). The level of hatred and misunderstanding has increased through the years and it is not only due to religious differences as evidenced by the killing of those innocent policemen, leaving behind families and loved ones. (Sighs) I just feel like crying!

Well, since such events are bound to happen as long as we are in the world (yes, it’s the cold, hard truth), let us not only pray for the victims and their families, let us do so for ourselves as we work harder now in bringing souls to Jesus. Let us also pray that Jesus would come sooner than we think! (I am so tired of this sin-sick world and the longer I stay, the more I get too attached or weary! That’s why I need to keep my eyes on Him!) Let us (especially me!) wake up from our ‘sleep’ and arise to be prepared to meet our Lord!

It’s now or never!!

P.S. You might want to check out my other poston this topic: https://kylehabaradas.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/never-too-late/

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