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.