The last day

Let me share a sobering thought.

Time will run out.

In Mark 13, Jesus was speaking about his return at the end of human history. He will come as Judge and Saviour and will usher in what the Bible calls the new heavens and the new earth.

He says it will happen in an instant. Many will be surprised. “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’” (verses 35-37)

Friends, let us not be sleeping—we shouldn’t be distracted, dismissive, or unprepared. 

The last day could be any day.

Let me be honest. There were chapters of my life when I didn’t really think about Jesus’ return very much. It seemed like a puzzling, futuristic (and unrealistic) event that just didn’t make much difference in the here and now. But the more I thought about it, and the more I studied it, the more I realized that I was “sleeping”!

Perhaps there is someone reading (or listening) to this who really needs to. You cannot recalibrate your spiritual GPS and direction after you heart stops beating, only before.

Repent of sin. Trust in Christ. Don’t waiver. Pray. Watch.

The last day could be any day.


–My latest article is called “Different on purpose: Our second Easter apart” and is published by The Christian Courier magazine. If you’d like, click here to read.

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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