Want to hear a secret?
Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield with Take It To Heart!
There’s something about a secret that fires up our imagination and drives our curiosity wild. We just have to figure it out.
You know, for centuries Christians have been trying to figure out one of the biggest secrets of all time: the exact date of Jesus’ return to Earth. Believers of every generation since the cross have been convinced that they were living in the end times, and that the Second Coming was imminent.
In Matthew 24:36, Jesus said, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son…only the Father.” But that hasn’t kept Bible scholars from spending hours upon hours trying to figure it out with formulas and flow charts, complicated calculations and special codes. Many times over, it’s been announced that the secret day has been revealed. Somehow the precise moment of Jesus’ return has been discovered. But those days have all come and gone, with no sign of Him yet.
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of “solving the puzzle,” uncovering the mystery. But the Scriptures make it clear that the point is not to try to figure out when – but to be ready whenever. Jesus told us to keep watch, to stay awake and alert, to make the most of every opportunity we have to accomplish His purposes for His kingdom and His glory. So that whether we finish out our days upon this earth – or suddenly find ourselves rising to meet Him in the air, He’ll have found us faithfully serving Him in the work He has called us to do.
We’ll have no regrets and our hearts will be able to say without hesitation, “Even so, come Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20 NKJV)