Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tree of Life Day 62: Hebrews 9-10

I love the book of Hebrews.  I don't understand all of it, but I do love it.  Some of the greatest teaching about Jesus' work is contained therein.  And I'm challenged today by this:
So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for Him. (9.28)
Here's my challenge:  am I eagerly waiting for Him?

I like my life.  I love my wife.  I love being a pastor.  My kids are great.  I don't like sin.  I don't like cancer.  I don't like divorces.  I wish those things weren't there.  I like helping people.  I like seeing people grow.  I like challenging people.  No doubt we have some challenges, but my life is just fine compared to others'.

And that's the part that's haunting me a little bit:  would it matter to me if Jesus wasn't coming back?  Could I go through the rest of my life with a sense of "okay" about my life if I knew I'd be going to heaven to be with Jesus, but not that He was returning at any moment on any day.

Seems like a little more urgency might be in order.

1 comment:

  1. Does the bible really say we're going to heaven? And if so what do we do there - what's the point? Endless "worship services" is as weak and idea as sitting around on a cloud with a harp!