Are You Looking?
Living in Florida, we go to the beach quite often. When we go, there is a good chance we will see dolphins jumping in the ocean! It is so exciting! At first, you think your eyes deceive you. Did you really see something grace the waves? Your eyes frantically continue searching. There it is again! Now there are two!
When people spot dolphins jumping close to shore, inevitably they shout out to others nearby to look, too. A crowd gathers at the water’s edge. Everybody puts their hands to their eyes to block the sun’s glare, hoping for a chance to see the fins pop out of the water. Everybody is anxious. Everybody is anticipating seeing it. Everybody is excited.
Is this how we, as Christians, anticipate Jesus coming again?
- Do you frantically search for His coming?
- Are you anxious for it?
- Do you anticipate it?
- Do you call others all around to be on watch?
- Are you excited at the thought of His return?
We should have our eyes open, searching for the King of kings and Lord of lords! We should be waiting in excited anticipation! The Bible has many verses about Jesus coming again. A few of them are:
“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ”
(Mark 13:35-37, NIV)
“Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen. ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘who is, and who was, and who is to come, the
Almighty.’ ” (Revelation 1:7, NIV)
“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.” (Revelation 22:12, NIV)
We get excited about a dolphin sighting. However, the Creator of all things in heaven and earth is coming back—for us! Gather everyone around you and them of the anticipated event. Be excited … be anxious … be on the lookout!
Just don’t miss it!