When I see pictures like the one above, my first thought is,
“I wonder what happened to this guy and his car?”
I’ll bet you have wondered about things like that too. Wouldn’t you like to know more of the story? The man is most likely, dead and buried and awaiting the resurrection of the living and the dead at the return of Christ. The car, is probably a rusted hulk with trees growing through it. But what happened?
Did it sell?
What became of the man?
Did he have a happy life?
Did he recover from the stock market crash?
Did he go to war against Hitler?
Did he die a hero or coward?
Did he live to marry and have a family?
Standing there with his sign, don’t you think he wondered about his future?
And what of his relatives?
Maybe you, reading this blog post now, are related to him?
Don’t you wish you knew “the rest of the story?
Unfortunately, none of us can predict the future.
Or maybe we can.
2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.”
not your plans,
not your hopes,
not your political party’s plans or hopes,
not your family’s plans or dreams,
not even your next breath, is more certain than this:
Jesus is coming back!
Jesus keeps His promises. All of them.
He told the disciples He would rise from the dead.
That’s a tough one to pull off!
Unless you are more powerful than any mere man,
Unless you are the living God come to earth in the flesh,
Unless, as God, you have power over life and death,
Unless your whole plan for mankind is based on promises made to
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, David, Israel, the disciples and all those who would ever believe in the One who promised to come back for those who loved Him and who is coming back to judge the living and the dead (2 Tim. 4:1).
He is coming.
I don’t know when. I think it might be soon. But I don’t KNOW.
What I do know is that He is coming.
He will keep His promise.
He will judge the living and the dead.
Which means no one escapes.
If we are alive when He comes, we will be judged.
If we have breathed our last and lie mouldering in a grave, we will be judged.
There will be a resurrection of all of us, some to heaven, some to hell.
Now is the time to be ready, because none of us knows the day. That’s what Jesus, and the New Testament says.