Day 100

Read Luke 21:25-36.

Devotion by: Martha Borrell
Messianic Coming

One morning a little after seven, I returned home from dropping my son off at school, grabbed my cup of coffee and plopped down on my favorite spot on the couch. I turned on the TV to check out the news, something I rarely do. The headlines all had a resounding theme of negativity, chaos, and disaster. After a few minutes and with a depressive mindset setting in, I turned it off. Little did I know that God had a plan for me that day...writing this devotion.

I received an invitation later that morning to write this devotion for “Jesus in 20.” First and foremost, I thought why am I being asked? And secondly, I have nothing to offer and would be awful at this. But the Holy Spirit nudged me and said, “Step out of your comfort zone and write for Me.” So I responded with a “yes” and quickly received today’s passage of Scripture on which to write my devotion. My chosen Scripture, from Luke 21:25-36, was about the second coming of Jesus. Yet another area in which I have always felt uncomfortable. Don’t misunderstand me. I know who holds my life in His hands and where and with whom I will be spending eternity, but the scariness, like what I had just observed on TV that morning, will be even worse before and during His return. That is definitely an unsettling and nerve-racking feeling.

But the take away is not fear; it’s the Father! Look up and focus on the One who is taking you home! Scripture says in Luke 21:27-28, “Then everyone will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with power and great glory. So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!” That is something we can rejoice about! Let’s be prepared and wait together for His return; shamelessly plug Jesus’s name to those around you, so everyone has the opportunity to go home!

All of creation
All of the earth
Make straight a highway
A path for the Lord
Jesus is coming soon
Call back the sinner
Wake up the saint
Let every nation shout of Your fame
Jesus is coming soon
Like a bride waiting for her groom
We'll be a Church ready for You
Every heart longing for our King
We sing "even so come"
Lord Jesus, come
Even so come
Lord Jesus, come

Lyrics from “Even So Come” by Passion

Jessica Spivey