If the Lord appeared today how would you know it was Him?
Do you even care?
Let’s assume you do care and you are waiting by the door like a pup who hears the masters car pull into the drive.
What do you expect is going to happen next?
Why should you expect anything?
How many people believed it was Him the 1st time? Only 12 knew for sure and thousands of other stood by and witnessed the signs and miracles.
How would you expect him to look?
Did he look the part the 1st time?
Was it the way he looked that created the following or was it His message?
As a Jew, as a Nazarene, he didn’t look the part he was not what they had wished for or hoped for.
What would you expect Him to do?
Do you think He will travel from Church to Church rewarding all of those who have sacrificed and given until it hurts?
Are you excited to see how he will condemn all of those who didn’t believe, all of those who didn’t follow, all of those who cursed his name. Surely it will be exciting to see how the faithful and righteous are rewarded and how the wicked and evil are condemned.
What will happen to you if you miss his return?
Are you certain you won’t miss him because you are keeping watch and you have faith that your deeds and action won’t allow you to miss him?
Who are you to believe about what door you are to watch for HIs return?
Is it Peter? “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed (2Peter 3:10 ESV)” Is it Pauls writings in Revelations? “Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen (REV 1:7 ESV).”
You see the signs all around you and you are hoping and wishing and praying for His return yet you are not even prepared.
Are you doing any of the things He said to do or that Paul said to do?“Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone…(John 8:7 NIV). “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching (Hebrew 10: 24-25 NIV).”
Are you just standing around judging one another?
Finding new ways to dislike each other and growing more contemptuous with the way things are going, failing to see the beauty that life has to offer right in front of you? Are you drunk and angry, hurt and upset, that this life didn’t go the way you thought is should? Are you wishing it would be over and that the Lord you you love would come and judge the justice from the unjust the right and the wrong and deliver you to the heaven that you know you deserve.
Are you afraid are you living in fear, covered in shame, radiating anxiety?
You know you have done wrong, that you have made mistakes and there doesn’t seem to be enough prayers, or confessions, or memorized verses to save you. You know you are the one that will be judged and there is nothing you can do about it. Therefore, you compare and judge your sins, and your mistakes against everyone else. You justify that you are not as bad as other or that you are worse.
You’re living in misery, like a pup watching the door waiting for the master to step through so that you may be rewarded for your good behavior or punished for your mistake.
What if the He was here right now?
What if He wasn’t going to do any of those things that you expected Him to do?
How would you know it was him?
Would you be one of the 12 who got a front row seat or one of the thousands who believed and truly followed? Or would you let it all pass by without taking a look because you were too tired or too busy or just simply didn’t care?
Will you be like the Sanhedrin and judge Him be cause he doesn’t look the way you think he should. Will you dismiss Him because he doesn’t sound how you think he should? Will you judge and scrutinize His every word trying to disprove what he is says when you know in your heart it is the truth.
You will never know and neither will I.
However, I will listen to and learn from a teacher that speaks like Him. That teaches like Him. I will listen and learn from a teacher who has understanding and compassion for me and for the world. A teacher who wants to me and the rest of the world to be happy. I will listen to and learn from a teacher who loves everyone the same way He loves me, including those who don’t understand and those who are in prison and those who hate.
I will not miss an opportunity to learn what kind of life my creator truly had planned for me just because the teacher was not what everyone else told me to look for. I may not have learned very much in 41 years but I have learned that NO ONE can tell ANYONE what is TRUE, you just know it when you see it and hear it
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