This is the last Monday of the year, and the last letter of this calendar. Even as I write this page, I wonder if my readers will ever get to read it. These pages are written and edited some time before they are published, and there is an event that may intervene between now and then. That event is the coming of the Lord. James plainly tells us, “Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh” (James 5:8).
Perhaps you say, “What is the point then of working on a project so far ahead, if we are expecting the Lord to come at any moment?” The truth of the matter is, we are also told, by the Lord Jesus Himself, “Occupy till I come” (Luke 19:13). So we live every day like it is our last, but we also live in view of tomorrow, because, as Solomon so wisely declared, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). As believers we plan for the future, knowing that our plans may be interrupted at any moment, in exchange for our future with Christ in the Father’s house.
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