Monday, September 8, 2008


Speaking about the days of His coming, Jesus borrowed the analogy of the days of Noah and Lot saying,
"And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: "They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
"Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
Even so  will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed."  Luke 17:26-30

On the eve of the appearing of Jesus Christ, life will be following its normal course.  People will continue to be  busy, going about their daily business as usual.  People will be traveling, business conferences will be held here and there, peace talks between belligerents will take place in different world capital cities, kids will be going to school, pastors and priests will officiate marriages, buildings will be mushrooming up, parliamentary and presidential elections will be held in different parts of the world seeking who among the contenders would deliver what the world needs most: peace and economic stability.  Those whose focus will be on world things will be taken by surprise by the coming of the Lord whereas those whose focus will be on the heavenly things will shout "Halleluya", Jesus is coming!   Where will you be and what will you be doing on the eve of Jesus Christ's return to the planet-earth?

In Genesis 8:22, it says that while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.  The Lord in His mercy will interrupt all this and come to put an end to the misery and suffering brought by sin.  Let us live and do everything in anticipation of this marvelous and great world event: the imminent coming of the Lord.  This is the time to get ready.

Written by Samuel M. Ntawiniga
Fellow Pilgrim

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