Friday, April 04, 2008


My reading of C.S. Lewis' classic fiction series "The Chronicles of Narnia" has brought me near the end of The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader."

Aslan says to Lucy, "Do not look so sad. We shall soon meet again." Lucy responds by asking, "Please, Aslan, what do you call soon?" "I call all times soon," said Aslan.

It's the same with the Lord Jesus Christ and those of us who follow Him. We know we will meet and see Him again. We know that we shall soon meet again. Revelation 22:7a, 12a, and 20 record Jesus as saying, "I am coming soon!"

But what does He mean by "soon"? He calls all times "soon."

So what do we do in the meantime? We occupy until He comes. "You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him" (Luke 12:40). One of the primary ways we can be ready is to be faithful to Him, consistently obeying and trusting Him as we look to His return.

His coming will be soon, just not in the way we understand soon. Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!

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