Christmas May Come, Christ Is Coming

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To say that December 25th is a date that is planned for would be an understatement. But, there is no guarantee that either you or the world will survive until next Tuesday. What is certain is that God will make things happen as he has planned. That is the difference between your planning and God’s planning. 


The one great hope that we have is that Christ will return and make all things new! Tears will be wiped away. There will be no need for electric power as the radiant glory of God will supply all the power that we will need. All the inequities of life will be wonderfully and finally resolved.  Our broken bodies will be made whole. We will be with the Lord as we step into eternity with him!


Enjoy and plan for the temporal moments with which God blesses us. Remember, however, temporal reality means that joy and sorrow are part of life. We do not know whether or not our plans will come to pass.  Rejoice, therefore, in what is certain. Christ is coming at the best possible time. 


16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.