Just like people of old times were hoping for Christ’s first coming, today, believers world-wide are hoping for His second coming. As surely as the prophecies were fulfilled regarding His birth, the prophecies regarding His return will also soon be fulfilled.
One such prophecy is found in Luke 21. Let’s look at verses 25-28:
25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26 People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near,” Luke 21:25-28.
By the way, yesterday we talked about bringing hope to others. As we continue to see the signs of Jesus’ second coming (evil, disasters, etc.) there will be increasingly more and more opportunities to bring hope to the world.
Another prophecy is found in the second to last verse of the Bible, Revelation 22:20. Here, Jesus says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” This is His promise to us as His followers. Our response to that promise is found in the second half of the verse, “Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”
Part of the ADVENTure of Christmas is:
- To lift our eyes to the clouds in expectation that today could be the day that He returns
- To add our voices to the chorus of, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus”
- To let the desires of this world fade away as we renew our desire for Him to snatch us up from this world and take us into heaven to live with Him forever.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Come!
Today’s Family ADVENTure!
Family Activity: Have a family worship time with some favorite Christmas hymns and include Even So, Come by Chris Tomlin (link below).
Dinner Discussion: How can you bring hope to the world, especially this Christmas? Consider giving water or supplies to third world countries or refugees through a charity like World Vision or Compassion International.
 Even So Come by Chris Tomlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw5Fq-svvQ8