The Lord Is Coming
November 3, 2011 § 1 Comment
Paul, Silvanus and Timothy write to the Thessalonians to bring them a word of hope. Apparently the Thessalonians were perplexed about what would happen to those who had died when Christ comes again. In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 they are encouraged though to not “grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope” (4:13). They are assured that “we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them (those who ‘fell asleep’)” to meet the Lord when He comes again and to be with Him for ever. Living with this expectation every day is an important part of Christian life. That is what is giving us hope. But is a different kind of hope which is not based on the political and economic calculations of every day. It is a hope born out of the anticipation that we are living into the future that belongs to God, as it is guaranteed through the coming of the Lord. This hope does not depend on particular circumstances, but provides the anchor regardless the current situation. Where do you put your hope?