How soon till we get there? How soon will it be till I can have surgery? How soon will it be till dinner time?
These questions though not insignificant for believers in Christ may lead to a much bigger question presented in Revelation 1:1
How soon till you come back, Lord?
The revelation came from Jesus Christ. God gave him to show his servants what must soon occur. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John.
This revelation is about things that must take place shortly. I don’t have time in a 5-minute post to go into the end times, but there is a belief amongst many believers that we are in such times now.
I prefer not to dwell on what could or could not happen but rather focus on the mission of connecting people to Jesus in these times. I ask the Lord how soon it will be before my 91-year-old father-in-law goes to be with you. I say this in faith as it has been a real journey for him to separate out good works for God from the saving grace that Jesus offers. I am still not confident that he understands receiving this grace of God that brings salvation, so I am praying for him a lot at the moment.
Since moving to the Central Coast, he has rapidly declined. It is so sad seeing our loved ones suffer like this, and my husband has made multiple trips to support him and care for his needs as his dad nears the end of his life. How soon that will be, we don’t know, just like we don’t know how soon it will be till Jesus returns. There is a sense it is imminent, but exactly when in both these situations, we don’t know.
Can you relate?
So, rather than getting caught up in worrying about how soon? Focus on the here and now. Love God. Love People and share your faith with those who God leads you to. For If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. 2 Corinthians 4:3
I pray that God will unveil His Gospel message through our lives in these times. Whether He is coming soon or not, it does not change the need for his followers to share the Good News of Jesus and the hope He gives to all who believe. This is my heartfelt prayer for my father-in-law that he may be unveiled.
Song: Soon and very soon we are going to see the King
Until next time,