My wife reminded my son and by being in earshot of the comment, she reminded me too, that all of us have been chosen by God – we did not choose Him.
So when we talk about the coming of Jesus, for the second time, and not as a babe but as a King with power, He is coming for only one reason – to bring home those whom He has called.
He gave us a bit of a heads up in Mark on what that day may look like, even sound like. It is a rather emotionally strong convicted passage that really describes just how we cannot survive, even the best of us with the strongest faith, and keep the hope that we have in Him as a burning light within our souls.
While I am thinking of Christmas with my family, I am praying for peace. I pray that when we face the reality of death, that we will be rejoicing in the hope we have of eternal life because of Christ’s death and resurrection and His promise to come again and take us home.
Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. – Mark 13:26-27