As John was completing his work, he said: ‘Who do you think I am? I am not that one. No, but he is coming after me, whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.’ Acts 13:25 (NIV)
Paul draws his listeners of every generation to consider the past. He points out how men touched by God pointed forward to a special event. Even more than an immanent event, they all point towards Christ! This is the work of God our Father! It is beautiful! It is perfect! It is the greatest plan ever conceived! It unites people with their God! It brings us together in love! And it is all because Christ is coming! Is the size and importance of this coming filling our hearts and overcoming our souls? Does it influence all that we think, say and do? Should it?
We have heard. The hope is set before us. Each one has their chance today to make much or little of the news. We can look back in intrigue. We can speculate or dispute. We can sit back comfortably in confidence in our choices. Or we can be moved right to our very core! We are are not worthy to untie the shoes of the One Who is coming! That reunion will be the most significant event of our lives! Should we be doing everything we do today as if to prepare ourselves for it and assure our part with Him when He does break through the clouds for us!
Let the anticipation for the coming of Jesus overcome us today! Let our hearts race at the thought! Let us throw off anything that hinders us from making the most of our preparation to be with the One Who is coming we pray!