Monday, December 1, 2014

Coming - 2nd Day of Advent

Today's word is "Coming", and when you look that up, three phrases stand out most broadly - "coming soon", "coming home" and "coming out."  For now, we'll focus on the first.

From Matthew 24:27 and 30, we know:
For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. ...
At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. 
So we know from Christ, Himself, that His coming to Earth will be visible to all.  It's not something that will be hidden - but we must be "awake".  From Matthew 19:15-16, "Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.  But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear."

Something else to consider - if God (and therefore Christ) is outside of time, "soon" doesn't really have a meaning - it's something that implies linear time.  Something to wonder about is how the perception of God changes between the Father and the Son, since the Son actually experienced linear time, and the Father is the one who set it up, but lives outside of it.  Mysteries of faith - they do always give us things to meditate upon.  And that's what this exercise is for - to meditate; to allow your mind and spirit to take you on a journey that will hopefully lead to broader understanding.

Activity for the Day:
Our second task - Meet someone for lunch (or maybe have leftovers from Thanksgiving and invite someone in - or take leftovers to someone shut in and spend some time in fellowship with them).

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