Christmas Yet to Come
Acts 1:10-11 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, “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.”
When Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” he included three ghosts in the story; Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. As Christmas approaches the thoughts of men and women seem to drift back on past Christmases and center on the present Christmas, but we seldom give thought to Christmas yet to come.
This week we celebrate the coming of Christ. We celebrate salvation coming into the world through the birth of a Savior. We remember that past Christmas as we celebrate the present one, but we should be careful that we do not neglect to think on Christmas yet to come. You see, the same Savior that was born that first Christmas will one day return.
Jesus said when that happens, “Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” (Matthew 24:30) We will see the sign of the Son of Man. Perhaps the very same star that
appeared at Jesus’ first coming will be seen again.
So as we consider Christmas past and celebrate Christmas present, keep Christmas yet to come in your forethoughts. He who came on that first Christmas will come again.
Have a God Filled Week and Merry Christmas,