With the gut-wrenching news of the new Omicron variant, we need some good news! And good news it is. In fact, some would say it is the best news ever: Jesus is coming back! Don’t roll your eyes, it is the best news. Think about it, if Jesus doesn’t come back, what do we have as an alternative? An endless cycle of facing weird sounding Covid variant names with the prospect of continual lockdowns, social distancing, personal isolation, and more vaccinations.
People yearn for things to go back to “normal” which in most cases means to the lifestyle we had in February of 2020. But being honest, if you can remember back to that moment in history, does it bring back images of people jumping up and down in perpetual joy? Probably not. People were just as irritable, defensive, and hard to get along with as they are today. It’s just that we didn’t know how good we had it back then. But that’s the story of humanity. We never realize how many blessings we do enjoy. At the same time there is never a shortage of things that can go terribly wrong.
Regardless of what historians might claim, there has never been a “golden” era of human history. It may well be that happiness and contentment levels have remained flat since people tried to boot God out of his creation. Thankfully he did not let that happen. As we come to the end of the year, maybe the healthiest thing we can do is admit we’re making the best of life and then we die. Sounds depressing but it is liberating. That honesty frees us to be open to God’s rescue plan in Jesus Christ which culminates in his coming back to establish life as only he can.
He’s coming back, yes, he is! And that is the best news!
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