Sometimes you hear something that just resonates with truth. I had such a moment when I read an article that came to me from the Creekwood Church of Christ in Mobile. It was written by their minister, David A. Sargent.
He was writing about one of their members who recently passed away. Her name is Margaret Gill. Here is a portion of that article.
Although Margaret was legally blind, she had keen insight. I remember visiting with her on one occasion when she said something that I want to always remember. I asked her to repeat the statement so that I could write it down. She repeated the statement that she had heard and had helped shape her perspective: “It’s not what the world is coming to, it’s what – or Who – is coming to the world.”
She noted that so many ask in frustration, “What is this world coming to?” But, she said, we should be looking forward to Who is coming to the world. She was referring to the Second Coming of Jesus, when He comes to judge the world and to take God’s children home to an eternal, heavenly home. It was to His coming and that eternal home that Margaret placed her hope. Please read Titus 2:11-14 for a divine expression of that blessed hope.
11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope– the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
(Titus 2:11-14 NIV)