The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood Before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes – Joel 2:31
The Great American Eclipse
Not many persons are there in America who would not know about the great american eclipse. Every person was so excited about it and everyone prepared for it with full zeal. All the shops are fully equipped with the equipment needed ready for the eclipse. We were telling our friends and everyone we know about it and that was the main topic every person was talking about for the last couple weeks. Even I was excited about it a lot because I was not able to experience it before and was not sure if I will be able to experience it again in my life time. So it being a once-in-a-lifetime experience makes it much more appealing and makes us enthusiastic about it.
Seeing all this buzz made me think is this how all the disciples might have felt when Jesus told he would return. They would have felt it might be very soon, that he will be returning and have felt so much more excited about it. The same way they must have felt the need to share it with as many people as possible so that they would come to believe in Christ. They must have shared it with family, friends and neighbors and everyone they knew. When that did not satisfy them they went to Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth to proclaim it.
(And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth(Acts 1:8)).
They would have felt the burden that souls would be lost and wanted to give up their own lives to saves as many lives as possible. They would have wanted to spread the Gospel to everyone before the day of the Lord came. The lives they led reflected that.
(For zeal for your house consumes me(Psalm 69:9))
Let us ask our-self, if we knew that Jesus was coming very soon or even today, would we all behave the same way that we do today. Would we be so relaxed in sharing the gospel. Is the zeal of the Lords house consuming us and pushing us to do the work we are supposed to do. Let us spread the Gospel the same way and anticipate the day of the lord the same way we have looked forward for the eclipse. As we read the Gospel and the books of new testament written by the disciples let us have the same zeal for sharing the good news.
(Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven. (Acts 1:11))