Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory. “But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:27-28
When I was in the United States Army we had a jody call that said "What's the use of looking down, ain't no discharge on the ground. One two three four. One two give me some more". These songs were meant to motivate us to keeping running or keep marching. That particular little jingle sort of stuck in my head here 40 years later. We are indeed to keep looking up.
When a person looks down they miss things. For instance when we are glued to our mobile devices we are not paying attention to people or things around us. Someone with their nose stuck in their phone as as a passenger in a car may miss beautiful scenery out the window. If we are looking down and not paying attention either and not looking to Jesus as our hope we may indeed miss Him. Some day is He going to come back and it is going to be so exciting.
Are you 'looking up' and ready for His return?
PRAYER: I love looking up at your creation and also pondering what it will be like when you return in all your glory. Help me keep looking up to the needs of those around me. In Jesus' name. Amen.