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The Story: Christ’s Return

April 25, 2016
Around the Corner

Around the Corner

Location: Algonquin Road, Woodway, WA

  • The end of time has always caused a lot of anxiety, or at least a lot of questions. As humans, we all know that our time on earth is finite. I once heard it say that “life is a one way street with a dead end.” I find it depressing to think about life that way. One of my favorite sayings is from Dr. Seuss: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
  • Jesus taught us that we are not human beings with a spiritual experience, but we are spiritual beings with a human experience. Our life on earth is just that; when He calls us home, our spiritual life has merely begun.
  • The book of Revelations offers us a glimpse of what’s around the corner, just like a traffic mirror. But what we see is distorted by our own fears and preconceptions, and also because words simply cannot describe God’s reality. It’s like explaining a typewriter to a goldfish.
  • When we look in this mirror, we also get a distorted view of ourselves. On one hand we see only the flaws, mostly focusing on the things that went wrong. On the other hand we see things through pink glasses, easily pardoning our own transgressions because ‘there are so many people who have done things that are much worse than I have.’
  • At the end of time, none of this matters. It is not what we’ve done, how we’ve done it, or how successful we have been that means anything. The only thing that matters is that we accept God’s grace through our faith in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Each of us is the prodigal son, returning home.
  • AMEN.

 

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One Comment leave one →
  1. April 25, 2016 2:40 PM

    I used to be terrified of the end times. Now I have peace.

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