Its morning and I am on my way to work. It’s a grey morning with clouds filling the sky to the North, South and West. To my left is the Eastern sky. You can see clearly the beginning of daybreak.
The sky in the east is filled with an intense reddish orange color and it is raining.
Along the side of the road are innumerable telephone poles, which as most of you know speaks to me of Cross Everywhere.
I am reminded by looking at the Eastern sky that most of us would look at it and say how beautiful this color is that seems to be growing and approaching us. It actually looks like it is pushing back the darkness and the clouds of deep grey.
Most of you would say the scene of color developing and moving toward you reminds you of Christ coming in love for His world.
But for me, I look at the Eastern sky and I see fire. And I do not think of the lamb that died on the Cross; I think of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The one who is Holy, Holy, HOLY who IS coming but not in love anymore but in judgment.
And the rain for me is the tears of God, knowing so well that so very many will perish when He comes and yet it is His wish that none should perish, but all would turn to HIM and gain eternal life rather than eternal death.
The Crosses all around me on my ride into work are still there every morning and evening when I come home. They are a constant reminder to me of the loving arms of Jesus that were nailed open in love.
If people would just look up and see HIM, they would be reminded that only through HIM can they escape the coming Judgment. As long as they have breath in their lungs they have time to make this life changing eternal decision.
Do you remember the story of Jesus in the Garden when Judas led the soldiers to identify Jesus with a kiss of betrayal? Jesus said to the soldiers “Who are you seeking?” they said Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus said I AM He and they all including Judas fell backwards to the ground.
Jesus took the name and title implied by the words I AM….that He was and is and continues to be GOD.
The Scriptures say that every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is LORD. That evening a multitude of soldiers received a glimpse into their future as they fell before Jesus as an involuntarily act of worship as to who He is…. The Lord of Lords, the SON of God.
You too will one day stand before HIM, not with a crowd, but by yourself.
In life He extends His hands out to you and asks you “Who do you say that I AM?” This is the most important question of life. This is the only question you need to find the answer too while you still live on the earth.
However the first question is equally important….”Whom are you SEEKING?”
Why, because if you are not SEEKING, then you will never find HIM.
JESUS said when HE comes the 2nd time, in Luke Ch. 18 vs 8… “when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”
The answer is not very many, only a Remnant, a few.
Will you be one of those with faith in HIM?