PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Mark 13:28-31
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“This generation will not pass away until these things have happened.” (Mark 13:30)
Jesus is referring to the events of AD 70, when Rome destroys Jerusalem.
Those were terrible times, and since then the world hasn’t gotten any better.
Every generation since that time has endured times of sin’s fury unleashed.
Like ‘whack-a-mole’, evil and violence keep popping up somewhere in the world.
Its been a LONG time since Jesus said this, so when will he be coming?
I am not one to predict the end, it will come when it comes.
The signs of the times are not worse today, they are just different.
It can be depressing to focus on what is going wrong in the world.
But looking away from it doesn’t make it go away, we need something to look to!
“The Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.” (Mark 13:26)
Through all the brokenness and misery of this sin-messed world, I look for hope.
The fig tree sprouting can also be seen positively – signs of Jesus at work.
Every day I see signs of Jesus – love, mercy, grace – and it keeps me hoping!
Jesus is at work, if you pay attention… but you have to be looking for it to see him!
Lord, your kingdom better be coming, THIS world is really messed up. Help me to stay focused on the little signs of your goodness at work.