“However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8
There is much talk about the end times. Bestselling books and blockbuster movies each have their own spin. Songs are written about meeting our Lord in the clouds. Some people swear it will be at the end of 2012 and point to Nostradomas and the Mayan calendar. Others try to fit current events into the verses of the Prophets and Revelation. Remember when it was the year 2000? Some felt it was in the 1940’s with the rise of Hitler. Many were so sure it was in the mid 1800’s they formed a denomination. Paul and John thought it was going to be in their lifetime. Some days I pray it could be right then – almost like the commercials, “Calgon, Take Me Away!” Yeah, we have all had those days.
The truth? Only God knows. It is not so important when He comes, it is that He promised He would. Like the persistent widow in the 18th chapter of Luke, we must not give up hope. To that widow, her plea for justice was the most important thing on her mind. It consumed her thoughts. Like a dog with a bone, she would not give it up. That is what we are called to do with our faith – not give up no matter how tough times get.
But we also are called to live everyday as if it was our last. People seek their purpose on earth. Scripture already tell us what it is. It is to praise and glorify God and to strive to do His will. Plain and simple. It is to be filled with fatih in all circumstnces, to be emptied so He can dwell in us and use us to His design, and to draw near to Him moment by moment. Whatever happens today, or tomorrow or the next, whether it is the Day of Rapture or not, I know that my Lord is here beside me and I must strive to remain pure – confess my sins when they happen, use His Word to thwart off the Evil One, and be open to hear His voice. Then I can be His servant where I am for as long as I am. Will He find faith on the earth when he comes? Yes. He will find me. How about you?
Heavenly Father, only You know when You will send Your Son to return and call us home. But I know even now, You are with us here. Your Spirit dwells within us to guide us, correct us and comfort us. Thank you for reaching down to us in love. Thank You for making the way for us to come to the Throne. I praise You and Worship You all the days of my life. You are my strenghth and my redeemer. You are the soild rock on which I stand. When You do come, I pray that is where I will be. Amen
“May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ to whom be the glory for ever and ever.” Hebrews 13 20-21