Over two thousand years ago, people were just living their lives. The carpenters were going about their woodwork. The tentmakers were building their tents. The merchants were selling their goods. The scribes were interpreting the laws of Moses.
And they were all waiting.
For a prophesy.
Probably didn’t seem real to them. After reading and learning and hearing about it for so long, talk of the Messiah was probably more like a faraway dream. Sure, they believed He was coming. It was foretold.
But they didn’t know when and they didn’t know how—and after watching for so many years, would it ever even happen?
But one night, when a single star shone bright in a Bethlehem sky, the prophesy was fulfilled. The Messiah came. The earth was forever changed—because God kept His promise and the people now had a Saviour.
Today, people are just living their lives. The bankers are counting their money and cashing checks. The waiters and waitresses are taking orders and serving plates. The business men are scheduling meetings. The computer gurus are clicking buttons. The preachers are studying and preparing sermons.
And we’re all waiting.
For a prophesy.
Sometimes it doesn’t seem real. After reading and learning and hearing about it for so long, the second coming feels faraway to countless Christians. Oh, they believe the trumpet will sound. Of course they believe. Doesn’t the Bible say so?
But the reality…the reality, friend, is what sometimes slips away from us. Because any day, any morning or night, Jesus is coming back. Prophesy will be fulfilled. The trumpet will blare. The saints will rise—and we’ll leave this world behind us, because Jesus promised He’d return for His bride.
So don’t forget, friend, when you’re going through your daily routine and driving to work and living this temporary life…
Jesus isn’t just a story we read about in the Bible. He’s living. He’s coming back for us. And this thing isn’t over by a long shot.
So start watching the sky, friend. It could be any day.