“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
As we celebrate the first coming of Christ as a baby in a manger, we should remember that Jesus is coming back. Jesus fulfilled His mission of the forgiveness of our sins but He has yet to reign on David’s throne and fulfill other prophecies of the Old Testament.
There have been many over the years who claimed to be the second coming of Christ but they can easily be disputed. Jesus will return very visibly just as He left this earth.
We should not get caught up in the debate over when Jesus is returning. Jesus gave us signs of the end of the age and by examining those signs people from every generation have believed that Christ could return in their lifetime.
What we do know is that Christ’s return is imminent. When Jesus said that He was returning soon, it meant that it could occur at any time. All we know for sure is that we are one day closer to His return than we were the day before.
In the meantime, we shouldn’t live our lives any differently. We should love one another as if Christ were returning today. We should seek the lost as if they had only one chance to hear the gospel.
Jesus is coming back. We don’t know when but it doesn’t matter. We should look forward to that day because regardless when it is, we will see Jesus face to face one day.