Thursday, November 24, 2011

Stand Up and Lift My Head

And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.

Jesus is teaching on the signs of the end-times.  Following the upheaval and calamity is the fulfillment of end-times, the coming of the Son of Man.  Because the ultimate purpose of end-times is to herald the return of Jesus, believers need not fear.  Indeed, we are instructed to stand up and lift our heads. 

There is a storm lashing our city as I write.  It gives a sense of uneasiness.  I wonder, "is it going to get worse?  Will there be damage to my home and property?"  In a small way it is what the end of time will be like.  But the promise of Jesus is that the storm is not all there is.  It only heralds a greater thing, His return to take me home. This is a beautiful thing my faith gives me.  No matter what the storm  I can stand up and lift my head for my liberation is near at hand.

Thank you Jesus for your promise of liberation.  Today I stand up and lift my head in search of You.
Little Flower, please pray for me.

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