I have a co -worker who greets me every day with all of the latest news from the Middle East along with whatever hysteria he picked up from Fox News the night before.
He can’t wait to unload about Israel, Assad, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc, and how all of them want to kill us and our government sucks and I really need to lay in some survival supplies.
He’s upset and angry and he wants me to share in his upset and anger and he’s starting to get upset and angry with me because I wont join him in his angst.
He’s beginning to doubt my spiritual integrity if not my salvation.
I’ve decided that I’m going to speak back to him today and this is what I’m going to tell him.
Jesus isn’t coming back today.
Deal with it.
When He does come back, He’s not coming to deal with the enemies of Fox News.
He’s coming back to judge the quick and the dead and to bring heaven and earth together as one.
When He does come back He expects to find us about His work, not smirking at what is about to befall the heathen.
When He does come back He expects to find us sharing what He’s given us, not hoarding supplies from others.
When He does come back, He expects to find us walking in faith, not spreading fear.
A couple thousand years ago angels sang of the the birth of a baby…glad tidings of great joy.
Somewhere today a baby will be born who needs to hear the same song.
We’re the choir.
Stop complaining and start singing.
Make your own application.