Coming soon to a theater near you. Do you remember the big hoopla surrounding Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame movie as it completed the story set in motion by the previous movie Avengers: Infinity War? It was highly anticipated since fans just had to see what would happen after many of their screen heroes [spoiler alert] had dissolved into the wind in Infinity War. There was much speculation about how the writers would deal with all of the superhero deaths from Infinity War. Anticipation mounted and eventually came to a head at the release of Endgame, and over $350 million dollars later after the close of opening weekend, apparently many fans saw the outcome. Many people can’t care less about superhero movies, so they go about their lives in ignorance to Thanos and Iron Man and Captain America. They don’t care about infinity stones and the life-vanishing snap, and, in reality, they’re right. The Marvel movies are just far-fetched make-believe.
What I want you to see through this is the anticipation and build-up for a grand finish. In a much more superior way, Jesus has left the earth to prepare a place for believers, for His people. The anticipation is not waiting a mere one year for the concluding movie. It’s waiting generation after generation for the unknown return of Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Ruler of the universe who has the actual power to snuff out life with a snap. At the end of the book of Revelation, Jesus says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Then John the apostle follows up with “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!”
Are you prepared to meet Him? How’s your anticipation?
This week you’ll read…
Job 33-42: The Lord said to Job, “Can you send out lightning bolts, and they go? Do they report to you: ‘Here we are’?” (Job 38 CSB)
Revelation 13-22: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end” (Revelation 22 CSB).
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CSB are daily readings linked to The Christian Standard Bible on BibleGateway.com.
MSG are daily readings linked to The Message Bible on BibleGateway.com.
NLT are daily readings linked to The New Living Translation on BibleGateway.com.