Plans Change; the Return of Jesus Doesn’t

How many times have you put a lot of time and effort into making plans, only to have those plans change? Perhaps this has happened to you more times than you can count. Just a couple of weekends ago, several teens and I were scheduled to travel to Evangelism University (EU) in Savannah, TN.  However, due to inclement weather, the EU board decided to cancel the event in the interest of everyone’s safety. The teens who were planning to go were extremely disappointed because they enjoy this event so much.

Unfortunately, this experience has proven yet again that sometimes our plans can change. Even though we may be set on going somewhere or doing something, sometimes, due to reasons beyond our control, our plans just don’t work out as we had anticipated.

Our earthly plans do change from time to time, but there is one thing we can count on that will never change: Jesus will return someday. Paul wrote, “And to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus” (2 Thess. 1:7-8).

Despite what people may think or even want, God has appointed a day in which the Lord Jesus will return to judge all the people of the world (Acts 17:30-31). And when this happens, each one of us will give an account of our lives (2 Cor. 5:10; Rom. 14:12). We may not know the day or time (Matt. 24:36), but the return of our Lord is one plan we know will happen.  Will we be ready to meet Him when He comes?

Now that’s Something to Think About!


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