Summer is just around the corner. And how do we know this? Well…if you’re a parent, child and especially a teacher, then you know that the end of school is here! (not that the teachers have been counting down mind you!)
The signs of summer are everywhere now. Plans and preparations for vacation destinations are well underway. Days are longer. The air is warmer. Frogs and Whippoorwills sing through the night welcoming the season upon them. You feel it, you know it, and let me just say it – I LOVE SUMMER! Not just because school is out, (although it sure is a nice and much-needed break for all)
I don’t know… there’s just something about the anticipation of the warm days ahead that gets my heart to pumping, my feet to tapping, and my voice to singing along with the birds of the air who are singing their own version of the “Happy” song! And by the way if you’ve not heard the “Happy” song by Pharrell Williams…then where have YOU been! I dare you not to be uplifted when you hear it. I love this happy and cheerful song.
From The Message, Mark tells us how to know summer is around the corner…”Take a lesson from the fig tree. From the moment you notice its buds form, the merest hint of green, you know summer’s just around the corner.” Mark 13:28 MSG He uses this analogy for when Jesus returns to earth.
Earlier in Mark chapter 13 Jesus says this…”When you hear of wars and rumored wars, keep your head and don’t panic. This is routine history, and no sign of the end. Nation will fight nation and ruler fight ruler, over and over. Earthquakes occur in various places. There will be famines. But these things are nothing compared to what’s coming.” Mark 13:6-8 MSG
Are we living in the last days? I believe we are. Signs are everywhere getting ready for His return!
“And then they’ll see the Son of Man enter in grand style, his arrival filling the sky ~ no one will miss it! He’ll dispatch the angels; they will pull in the chosen from the four winds, from pole to pole.” verses 26-27 If that doesn’t give you cold chills, then nothing will!
“He’ll dispatch the angels; they will pull in the chosen from the four winds, from pole to pole.”
We better believe and know that this event is right around the corner! “Sky and earth will wear out; my words won’t wear out.” verse 31
Just as we know summer is right around the corner…”my dear friend, Jesus is too!”