Come, Lord Jesus, come
We need to take Scriptures like today’s reading very seriously. The same Luke who recorded the beauty of the nativity also gave us today’s apocalyptic vision of the end of the world.
Jesus warns that these events will cause the faith of many to be shaken. But in warning of these events, his purpose is to assure his disciples that they are part of God’s overarching plan for the world. When they see these cataclysmic events taking place, they will know that his plan is being fulfilled and that Jesus will soon return.
Jesus wants us to be assured that God is in control and that his purpose is being fulfilled.
Lord, renew in me a firm faith in your second coming and teach me to pray for it with all my heart, soul and strength.