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Stay Awake!

Mark 13.28-37
“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”
God’s promise of a future kingdom where Christ rules in great power and glory gives us reason for hope. Today leaders are shortsighted, prone to bend principle for political gain, and sometimes corrupt. Yet we ask them to be for us what only Christ can be. When Christ returns to rule, His leadership will be just, strong, and wise. He will bring the world for which we have hoped and longed, led by the Leader we needed and for whom we have waited. When injustice ruins your plans today, spoils your program, or angers your soul, take hope. God calls us to work and live for the next administration, led by the One whose program brings justice and love.

Remember in Jesus’ day the world seemed tangible, dependable, and permanent. But in our day many people fear its destruction by nuclear war or environmental disaster. Jesus tells us, however, that even if the earth should pass away the truth of His words will never be changed or abolished. God and His Word provide the only stability in our unstable world. People who spend their time only learning about this temporary world and accumulating its possessions, while neglecting the Bible and its eternal truths, are very shortsighted! As followers of Christ let’s focus on God’s “world,” not this one.

Pastor Jeff
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