“Are we there yet?”
“No. Not yet.”
“How much longer?”
So go many conversations from front seat to back in the Robinson family Truckster on any trip longer than 10 minutes. I am really getting tired of Kimberly asking that question!
JUST KIDDING! Of course, these are conversations between parent and child. The child wants to get to the destination and has little patience for the journey. The parent, meanwhile, understands that to get from here to there requires planning, provision, and execution. We don’t live in a Star Trek “beam me up” world, so transit time is our reality.
In the book of Revelation, there is an ongoing conversation between the human population of heaven and our heavenly Father:
“Is the pain, injustice, and suffering of this world over yet?” humanity cries out.
“No. Not yet,” our Father responds.
“How much longer?” humanity queries. (Revelation 6:10)
“A while,” our Father responds . . . “I do not wish that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
“Ah man! Life is hard here. Come Lord Jesus!” we reply.
“I will certainly send My Son back to the earth,” Father replies. “But when I do a swift and permanent judgment will come upon humanity. The reward for those in Christ is great, but the penalty for those who reject Him is extremely severe. I have people called from every tribe, every nation, every era (including future ones) . . . so we will wait, until it is time.”
What will that time look like? How do we make sure we are safe on judgment day? These questions and others will be examined this Sunday as we conclude our 2 part series “M+” by looking at Revelation 20:1-21:4. Please join us at Wildwood as we contemplate the future of humanity. Join us in either our 9:30 or 10:50 worship services.