We wandered outside a few different times last night to check out the eclipse, but we were not afraid. With a recent headline from the Guardian, we had the inside scoop from the government:
“Blood moon” brings prophecies of end times – but Nasa says not to worry.
Do you feel better?
Well thank you, NASA, but actually I wasn’t worried in the first place; and if anyone else cares, I haven’t taken the time to do any real study about this whole blood moon phenomenon. You can write me letters – or comment below (that’s probably easier).
I did however, appreciate this brief article: Blood Moons and Biblical Discernment, and if you are interested in more information, I think you can skip the Guardian article and turn to this for a brief summation. The upshot is this – Christ is coming again – but we don’t know when, and a “tetrad” of full moons is not going to make one whit of a difference. Even the pastor John Hagee, who wrote a book on the phenomenon I didn’t read, apparently agreed (which may lead one to wonder why he wrote the book in the first place, but again, I can’t tell you, and that’s what the comments are for).
Here is what we absolutely do need to know: Christ is coming again, and we do well to yearn for this return, as the writer of Hebrews says…
Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28 (ESV)
Who is it that will be saved? Well, those who have believed in his name, and one of the evidences of this is that you are eagerly waiting for Him. And why not eagerly wait for Him? Some may tremble in fear at the Lord Jesus’s return, but we who have trusted in Him know that His return will bring not judgment, but rescue and salvation…the beginnings of an eternity of joy.
So we pray, “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!”
For tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29th: Hebrews 10
September 28, 2015 at 6:43 am
Amen, come Lord Jesus!
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September 28, 2015 at 7:16 pm
I do yearn for His return!