devotional post # 2055
Luk 21:25 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the land anguish of nations in anxiety because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,
Luk 21:26 people fainting from fearful expectation of what is coming on the world. Because the powers of the sky will be shaken.
Luk 21:27 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Luk 21:28 Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your release is drawing near.”
The people listening to Jesus’ prediction of the destruction of the temple were sure that would mean the end of the world. So, Jesus adds these words as if to say, ‘now, here’s what the end of the world is really going to look like. His instructions for us all is when we first start seeing these kinds of signs, to straighten up and raise our heads because our release is coming. The stress, disasters and conflict are not signs that God has abandoned the planet, but signs that he is about to rescue it.
Thank you, LORD, for your coming rescue. We are looking up.