Looking Forward to the Light
A Christmas Greeting
from Dr. Bryan Brooks
December 22, 2012
Matthew 24: 36-44
Matthew 24:44 says, “Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” What a piece of advice! It encourages us to be ready all the time, not only for the end but for whatever the moment brings!
When we wake up, we should prayerfully commit to live the life God has given us to live right now. Don't live yesterday over and over again. Don't save your best self for tomorrow. Don't put off living the kind of life God desires us to live.
Live a caught-up life, not a put-off life, so that wherever you are—fishing in the ocean or grinding at the shipyard, caring for a family, or just going about the everyday business of your life—you are ready for God, for whatever happens next—not afraid but wide awake. Be watching for the Lord who never tires of coming to the world, and who someday will come again to take His own to eternal light.
Dr. Bryan Brooks
“No longer will there be any curse.
The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city,
and his servants will serve him.
They will see his face,
and his name will be on their foreheads.
There will be no more night.
They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun,
for the Lord God will give them light . . . .
have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches.
I am the Root and the Offspring of David,
and the bright morning