For Sunday October 2, 2022
2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens
will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent
heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
While astronaut John Glenn was preparing to orbit the earth, he learned that his space capsule, Friendship 7, would not have a window—the experts couldn’t figure out how to design it. Glenn talked to NASA executives, worked with the engineers, and succeeded in getting a window installed. He couldn’t imagine orbiting the earth and being unable to see it.
All of us would love a view from space, but there’s a greater way of looking at our world—by studying it through the window of biblical prophecy. Most earthlings are shortsighted and are lost in the whirlwind of the present. But as Christians, we understand that world events are hurtling toward their preordained end as predicted in Scripture. At any moment, the trumpet may sound, and the curtain will fall on history.
We still have time to make a difference, but only if we view the world as God does and understand that history is His-story.
The advent of our Lord . . . is the foundation of our certainty
and the secret of our patience.
G. CAMPBELL MORGAN