For those of us living in the U.S., we find that even though we may be thankful for some of the things that happen on the national scene, much of the news seems rather depressing. For many in other countries, the most pressing concerns are not about political maneuvering or decisions of the courts, but about threats to their very lives.
For the believer in Jesus Christ, these circumstances are no reason to lose hope. On the contrary, they sharpen our hope. They help remind us of the fickle, transient nature of our world. Philippians 3:20 tells us that we are citizens of a better place, and we are to live in anticipation of The Glorious Return of Jesus, which also happens to be the title of the new article for this month.
In this article, Harold Martin explains what the Bible says about the certainty of Christ’s second advent, its phases and timing, and how glorious it will be. As he writes, “The second advent of the Lord Jesus is the ‘blessed hope’ of the church (Titus 2:13).” Let’s endeavor to live in joyful anticipation of His coming!