Where is this world heading to? Wars, sickness, suffering, human rights violence, drugs, alcohol and threat of nuclear warfare on one side. On the other; increased comforts, technological advancements, entertainment at one’s finger tips, instant communication, world wide travel, the excitement of sports and games.
In the midst of all these the probing questions: :”Who am I?” “Where do I come from?” “Where am I going to?” “Why am I here?” trouble our hearts occasionally.
Is there meaning to life? Or is there something behind the curtains that we do not see?
If there is life beyond death, then surely its decision is made now. For in the grave or after your body is burned to ashes, you do not choose; do you?
Well, you might be wondering what is going to happen in future. Several things: A world-wide government, false but seemingly good establishment of peace, one world economy powered by the digital world, a marriage of politics and religion, an unleashing of evil and throwing off of moral restraints; rebellion and disobedience by the young generation; the list goes on.
Yet one thing stands out among them all.
It is the promise that Jesus made: “Behold, I am coming soon! my reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”*
His coming again to this earth is the glorious hope of all those who trust in him; for they will be changed in the twinkling of an eye, clothed with immortal bodies, and received into mid-air to be with Jesus for ever and ever. But his coming again will hold utmost terror to those who rebel against him.
The end is at hand. The end has been made known already. Be ready. For he comes at a time when people least expect him. He comes like a thief in the night. Stay awake. Stay watchful. Otherwise his coming will take you by surprise. There is no second chance if you are left behind when he comes!
*Revelation 22:13, 14 NIV Bible
“I am . . . the bright Morning Star” — Jesus Christ (Revelation 22:16).