One Day, an ordinary day like any other day…
Today I have a short post for you. However, I pray that this post will compel you to think about it long after you’ve gone about your routine. It’s a simple passage of scripture from Luke 17:26-36.
And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. On that day, the one who is on the housetop and whose goods are in the house must not go down to take them out; and likewise the one who is in the field must not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left. There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left. [Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left.”]
– Luke 17:26-36
Like any other day…
The day is closer now than it ever has been, and yet it is being ignored like never before. People have stopped talking about it, and even mentioning it is considered uncouth and socially unacceptable.
We just keep ignoring it, consuming our every waking moment with living. We eat, we drink, we get married, we do business, we buy, sell, save, and do our best to completely subdue that part of our being that is crying out within us… “He’s coming!”
His return won’t be marked on any calendar. It won’t be announced on the news. In fact, it is even described as coming, ‘like a thief in the night’. In other words, it’s just going to be a normal day – just another ordinary day in a lifetime filled with ordinary days.
However one day He will return. One day an ordinary day like any other day will become a day like no other day. Are you ready?
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. – 2 Corinthians 5:10
Are you living today as though it could be that day? If not, make the decision to start right now. Don’t even wait another minute.
I know that each person reading this blog will come to it with at different stages in their relationship with Christ. If you’d like someone to pray for you, you can message me or post a comment below. If you’re not connected with a local church who is living as though He is returning, I encourage you to find one. It really isn’t that hard.
I’ve been a believer for years, and recently I can’t help but ask myself constantly, “Am I doing what matters most in light of what I know really matters most?” He is going to return, and eternity is on the line for a lot of people. Let’s re-ignite that passion. Talk to someone today – ask them what they think about His return. Get the dialogue going.