March 7 No CGI

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Photo by Kelly Sikemma

Numbers 8:1-9:23; Mark 13:14-37;  Psalm 50:1-23;  Proverbs 10:29-30

“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in heaven will be shaken.  And then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.  And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.  Mark 13:24-27

  “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”  Mark 13:24-27

“And what I say to you I say to all:  stay awake.”  Mark 13:37

Gravity, the movie which garnered seven Academy Awards for its technical achievement and superb directing, showcased the wonders of Computer Generated Imagery (CGI).

One day the world will witness the greatest visual display of all time when our Lord and Savior returns to earth.  Many will wish that what they are seeing is just CGI, but Jesus warns us that it will be the real thing.

There will come a time when the end of everything as we know it will end.

Jesus tells us–‘don’t sleep through life!’  “Stay awake.”

Spiritually.

Don’t let Christ’s delay lull you into apathy or despair.

Before he went to the Cross, Jesus wanted his disciples–and future generations–to know that He will come again.

The One who didn’t stay dead, but powered over sin, death, and the devil will come for us who believe in Him.

We honor those who dazzle us with spectacular visual entertainment, but let us not fail to honor Him whose death and resurrection is the greatest achievement of all time.

Because of Him, we will see the wonders of Heaven–and it won’t be CGI!

O Lord, what wonders await those who believe in your name;  who confess their need for the Savior; who receive forgiveness of sins in this age and life eternal in the next!  Thank you, Lord, that you desire all people to be saved;  that you are delaying your return so that more can hear the Good News and come to faith.  Help us remain vigilant, steadfast in prayer and in love and service to those around us.  Come Lord Jesus, come!  In Your name we pray, Amen.

“The way of the Lord is a stronghold

to the blameless,

but destruction to evildoers.

The righteous will never be removed,

but the wicked will not

dwell in the land.”

Proverbs 10:29-30

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