Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Flight Plan Filed, Destination Set, ETA - Unknown

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only" Matthew 24:36

Jesus is returning, we know that by our faith in His good word. However we do not have an ETA on that. From our point of view on this fallen globe, a critical piece of information is missing.

A flight plan is made taking into account factors of weather, capabilities of the aircraft and pilot, (for us ground-lubbers) stuff about the intended route, and somewhere in all of that is an estimated time of arrival. This last is so that 'mom' the ATC does not worry needlessly over a missing plane. With thousands of flights taking place around the world every day, a vague flight plan just does not cut it. However, that critical information is not filed in the flight plan of our Lord for His return. He didn't know it, the disciples were not informed, and neither do we have that ETA. As the Bible said: the just shall live by faith. (Romans 1:17, Habakkuk 2:4)

An important part of our faith is that we believe God will do what He says He will do. We don't get His time of arrival, though it is set and not estimated, because we live in the age of faith. Our most important decision is to believe without knowing in the way of touching or seeing. God wants us to have a little faith, and He gives it to those who will repent of their own way and follow His.

I don't know His day and hour, I just know He is!


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