Jesus Will Come Again

by Jerry Senn

"And all went to be registered, each from his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn." 
—Luke 2:4-7

“The Lord Jesus Christ whom we exalt at Christmas is not a baby in a manger. He is not a character in a children’s story. He is far more.

The first time he came, he came veiled in the form of a child. The next time he comes, and we believe he may [be at any moment], he will come unveiled, and it will be abundantly and immediately clear to all the world just who he really is.

The first time he came, a star marked his arrival. The next time he comes, the whole heavens will roll up like a scroll, and all the stars will fall out of the sky, and he himself will light it.

The first time he came, wise men and shepherds brought him gifts. The next time he comes, he will bring gifts, rewards for his own.

The first time he came, there was no room for him. The next time he comes, the whole world will not be able to contain his glory.

The first time he came, only a few attended his arrival – some shepherds and some wise men. The next time he comes, every eye will see him.

The first time he came as a baby. Next time he will come as Sovereign King and Lord.”

Michael P Green, Illustrations for Biblical Preaching, p 59

As surely as He came 2000 years ago,
He will return just as men saw Him go,
in the clouds of heaven!

Let’s make sure we’re ready TODAY!

 Merry Christmas!