Tuesday, May 14, 2013


"So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!”"  -Jesus

Focus.  We all have one.  Each event, each day focuses our attention on something.  These words from the gospels give focus to those living in the end of days.  When the events around us begin to unravel, when everything begins to come apart....look up.  

This focus, this instruction is intentional.  It's anticipatory....it's an action of faith.  When you look up at the sky in a crowd others around you will look up as well....what are you looking at?  We don't normally look up...our normal focus is horizontal....we look around...at the events, the economy, the world in chaos.  It's at a time like this, when everything around us brings fear, when God invites a different focus, a different look....look up.

Why look up?  Jesus answers the question.  When the world is falling apart our salvation is near and it will come from above, from heaven....it will be the return of Christ.  When fear and anxiety overwhelms you begin to weave into your life a new habit...the habit of the upward look.  A look of trust in the promise of Christ's return.  When fear rises, when all seems lost...look up.   Jesus is coming!

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