Jesus Is Coming, Be ENCOURAGED!
S. O. A. P.
Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
1 Thessalonians 4:18
Therefore encourage one another with these words.
St. Paul, the writer of this letter, had just finished telling the people that Jesus was soon to return. He told them what it would sound like and what it would look like, and then he said it again, “Jesus Is Coming, Be ENCOURAGED!”
What’s going on in your life this AM? I know people whose marriages are at critical mass today. I also know folks who recently lost a loved one. Some have a spouse fighting in a foreign war today. Still others have faced a recent financial crash. The first thing I’d say to them, and to you, is simply that whatever you’re facing you will in time overcome. You’re not going to hurt forever. Healing is coming soon. The second thing I want to say is, “Jesus Is Coming, Be ENCOURAGED.” That’s right, just like the early Christians encouraged themselves with the thought that “Jesus Is Coming,” we too should know that soon, and very soon … “Jesus Is Coming, Be ENCOURAGED!”
I know this AM that to some this idea that You’re coming soon seems old and outdated. But for me, the very thought of Your soon return encourages me. Amen