Good Moroning ( that was a typo, but I like it and may use it again).
I became aware late Wednesday that people were discussing the return of Jesus Christ to bring His Children home was tentatively scheduled for today.
By someone other than God.
That was my first clue that the reports were greatly exaggerated.
The Bible says, “No man knows the day or the hour.” “It will come suddenly, like labor pains on a pregnant woman…” “Like thief in the night…”
One of the Bible verses the preacher who is bravely predicting what so many others have tried and failed to predict accurately is Second Peter 3:8:
That is the description of a Father God of love and mercy*
not a so-so parent like me.
When a child decides to make this a battle of wills.
I am in no hurry.
They aren’t believing in me in that moment…not trusting me to have the answers for their momentary desires.
But I believe in them.
I know they will respond to the truth.
If I push it will take longer.
If anyone or anything tries to speed up the process…
The learning takes longer.
The restoration of fellowship happens later.
We lose precious time.
It seems like a thousand years,
But afterwards it was only the twinkling of a wise and loving parent’s eye.
Father, Bless Harold. If he is afraid to die and would like to be changed. Change him. If he just wants to be proved right before men, instruct him in your love. In Jesus name, Amen.
*If you would like to know more about a Father God of love and mercy, I invite you visit this link.