Reflection on Luke 21:25-36

Scripture
“When all of this starts happening stand up straight and be brave. You will soon be free.”

Observation
Jesus says there are a number of signs for which christians should be looking. Strange behaviour in the stars and in the world should not cause us to be afraid but should prompt us to be ready.

Just as seasons are marked by events in nature, we must be alert for signs indicating that God's kingdom is here.

Because this could happen at any time, we need to put our efforts into eternal things, not just temporal things. Don't worry about your life- trust God.

Application
We live in an age of perpetual fear. Ten years ago it was Y2K. Now it is climate change and people are literally “afraid of the roaring seas and tides.”

True disciples keep their eyes fixed on Jesus. We know our destiny is heaven and that eternal treasures are more lasting than the temporary worries of this life.

Today could be the day of Jesus' return. Or perhaps it will not happen for another 1000 years. Either way we need to be ready by ensuring that we are walking in fellowship with Him.

Prayer
Lord Jesus, I choose to take my eyes off the worries and cares of this world and instead to look to you. You still have the whole world in your hands, and regardless of what happens today, I will trust you. Amen.

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