I Thessalonians 5:1-11
For you are children of the light, children of the day. We are not of the night or the darkness. So then let us not sleep...
This section of Scripture is about Christ's second coming. We are not in the dark, not of the night. We are children of the light. So let us not sleep... How much does the coming of Christ impact our lives?
In seminary, I did a study on the Eucharist and the Second Coming. The Early Church celebrated the Eucharist with a great emphasis and understanding of the imminent coming of Christ. When the Church became complacent and comfortable with the government, the Second Coming drifted into a deep memory and it changed our emphasis at the Table. It seems the Second Coming of Christ is to affect how we live. In fact, our belief in the Second Coming does affect our daily living. If we believe Christ will come back, we live like children of the light, awake to every opportunity to make the most of the time for the Kingdom of God. But if we are comfortable in the here and now, we can become lazy. So how much does the Second Coming affect your life?