Our Redemption Draws Nigh

Times are certainly turbulent, dangerous, and even frightening for many people in the world today. I was reading in the Book of Luke, and I thought of our day and time as I read the following passage: “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:25-28)

The nations are “distressed.” The people are full of “perplexity” – with so many ideas of what is right and what is wrong; what is true science and what is false science; what is safe public protocols and what is merely deprivations of liberties. “Men’s hearts” are even now “failing them for fear.”

I believe the world and the powers of darkness are using the world-wide virus to sow the seeds of panic and despair throughout the world. It is readily apparent that the vast majority of people on the earth, are troubled or even consumed with the things of the flesh and the material world, while the things of the spirit and eternal life are not of any immediate concern. As the attention of the world is directed more and more to the things of the flesh; as the world of men becomes more and more perplexed with the dangers and the fears that are all around them – wondering, “What do we do next?” With never a thought to trust in God rather than men; as men and women have their eyes more and more cast downward, to man and man’s abilities and the help that comes from man; even at such a time do the people of God need, even more, to look up! The Time is upon us! Our Redemption draweth nigh! The Return of the Lord Jesus Christ is near!

Our True Hope is in Jesus Christ. I do hope and pray that men and women will turn to Him in Faith and Repentance. The world is not coping very well with the Covid virus. Why do you think the world can do any better when it comes to easing your guilt of sin, or of saving you from the wrath to come?

“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Eph 2:4-10)