“Behold, I Am Coming Soon”

Three times in the last chapter of our Bible Jesus makes the statement, “I am coming soon.”

The reason I bring this up is because over the holidays my family went to the movies. During the previews, the following movies were advertised, one right after the other: “Son of God”, “Heaven is for Real,” and “Noah.” Gone are the days when movies about Christian themes were unprofessional, low-budget endeavors. Even Hollywood knows that people are highly interested in Christian themes right now – and, for Hollywood, that interest translates into big money.

But there’s something much bigger going on, I believe. When the third straight Christian-themed movie preview came on the screen I leaned over to my wife, Michelle, and said, “God is setting things up for Christ’s return.”

Jesus, Himself, said, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14) How better to proclaim the gospel to the entire world than through modern media?

No “doomsday sermon” here. Just my own (hopeful) observation.

Maranatha, Nick