And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. (Luke 21:25-28 ESV)
When we look up at the sky, we will marvel at the signs given off by the sun, moon, and stars. Something noticeable will happen to them, and we don’t know yet what that would be. The oceans will roar everywhere setting off alarms and warnings that will initiate a global fear and panic. Everyone will feel a sense of impending doom because of the environmental chaos.
That will be the time for us to look up because Jesus will be arriving soon. He will be recognized by everyone, believers and non-believers. And he will claim what is rightfully his, the faithful members of his church. The day of redemption will be frightening and exciting at the same time because the face of Jesus will be broadcasted all over the earth.
“God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).
Today, is the day of salvation. It is an urgent plea to surrender to God immediately without delay. He is calling on anyone who will listen and inviting them into heaven. The humble will accept, and the contrite of heart will be reassured. They will see Jesus standing and welcoming them with open arms. And I imagine that all the saints (billions of them) will run towards him and claim their victory over death. For the Lord is their prize and his love is their treasure. And his presence will bring them everlasting joy because they endured enough pain, hardship, and brokenness; their faith has carried them over the finish line.