Thief in the Night

‘Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.’ [Thessalonians 5:1-3 NIV]

iStock_000014304825XSmallWhen you think about a thief breaking in to your home in the middle of the night, it conjures up frightening thoughts. It is sudden, unexpected, terrifying — much like a nightmare. According to the verse above, that is what Jesus second coming is likened to. Sounds intimidating? Definitely for those who have rejected  Christ, or if they don’t know about Him.

However, for those of us who walk with the Lord in our daily lives, the outlook is much different. In Thessalonians 5, verse 4 goes on to say ‘But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief’. In other words, we live in expectation of Christ’s return. Every day could be THE day. So, when Christ does appear it will not be such a shock. It will be a surprise, yes, but a pleasant, exciting one. Not scary, not unexpected, not a nightmare at all. A day for celebration. And we who know Him get to go and meet Him in the air.

I, for one, look forward to that day. How about you?

Published in: on 3rd December, 2012 at 10:35 am  Comments (2)  
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  1. Oh yes! May it be today!!
    Come quickly, LordJesus.

    • Amen to that, Dots! XXOO

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