Advent, Week 1, Friday – Adjusting with the End in View

Friday, Week 1
Adjusting with the End in View

Scripture Reading
Mark 13:24-37

24"But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
28"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. 29So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
32"But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34 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. 35 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— 36lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake."

When Pastor Todd asked me to write about what this passage meant to me I thought it would be easy, but over the last few weeks it has been extremely difficult.

I came to realize that I like most of you take this passage of scripture for granted. It is going to happen someday but I guess this time I really read it.  The thought occurred to me it could be now or tomorrow and realize that what I’m doing now could be what I will be doing when Christ returns.  It has made me look at my thoughts and actions differently.  Do I really want to be worrying and complaining on the day Christ returns or do I want to be living like a believer and a Christian should.

Zoy Moore

Jesus invites people into his life and his way. He takes what is and points to the new way of the Kingdom of God.  Come see what this journey is all about!

One way to think about the mission of Jesus - He calls into question the way things are and points to the way things may be in the Kingdom of God. 

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