There have been so many times I’ve said, ‘Thank you, God!’ when things seem to not be going so good mainly because I know Jesus is coming soon. Well, the other night my sister was watching some program on TV and I overheard a comment that shot straight to my heart. This was the comment;
I’m sick and tired of Christians rejoicing of Jesus’ return because we should be more sorrowful for the lost that will be left behind rather than celebrating for ourselves.
Instantly, I’m like whoa, wait a minute why can’t I be happy about Jesus’ return? I am a child of God why shouldn’t I be excited about the return of my Lord and Savior especially since we are living in the end-times, right? Getting to meet Jesus face to face will be so amazing and wonderful somehow rejoicing just doesn’t seem to be enough! No way was I going to let the enemy still my joy!
While pondering on the latter part of the comment my heart was succumbed by such sadness at the thought of how many souls are lost in this world. I started questioning my own heart, am I showing enough of God’s love to others? Am I speaking the gospel as much as I should or could be? Could I be just a little bit, too, focused on going Home to be with Jesus instead of reaching the lost?
I guess when I think of it from God’s point of view I really need to be showing more of God’s love because it is His will that none should perish.
John 3:16 (NKJV)
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
As a Christian I’m in a win, win situation. I mean if I died today I would be with Jesus and if I remain living I still have Jesus so you see I win no matter what. So I got to thinking do I really act, too excited when someone talks about Jesus’ return, well, maybe just a little bit? I mean really, how can you not be excited if you are a born-again Christian? It’s not that I don’t have deep sorrow in my heart for the lost because I do especially for the lost loved ones in my family. But, maybe I need to be a little more excited about being God’s hands and feet in spreading the gospel and sharing His love to the lost rather than going Home to be with Him because no matter what I win.
Romans 5:8 (NKJV)
8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.