“Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God (Psalm 77:13).”
I just finished talking to a friend from overseas and he was telling me what he was reading in the media about the economy. He told me that circumstances appear dire over here, what with unemployment rising and all.
I told him that I hear stories from people I meet about job loss. But people seem to be going about their lives. The state of the economy is like the elephant in the room. Everyone knows he’s there, but they are not sure what to think or do about the problem. You hear different things in the media. What people believe about the economic situation depends on who they prefer to listen to.
While economic times are uncertain, God’s plan’s are not. For those who believe in Jesus Christ, His return should not be a surprise. It’s going to happen. But for those who don’t put their trust in Jesus, His return will “come like a thief in the night (I Thessalonians 5:1-5)”. These people are going to be going about their lives, with their head in the sands, perhaps thinking in the back of their mind that there is a God and that they should be seeking Him out. But they will go on ignoring the issue, and will end facing the living God.
Believers in Christ on the other hand can get excited about His return. We aren’t going to face an angry God, but one who is going to complete the salvation He gave us in Jesus. (I Thessalonians 5:6-11).
Our job in the meantime is to live holy lives, pleasing God and encouraging one another about our eternal destiny. We really can be looking forward to meeting Jesus.