He's coming again. Yea. He really is (2 Peter 3:4)

"They will say, 'Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.'" - 2 Peter 3:4

It's hard to read this and not wonder about it. Part of our lives are used the idea that if the Lord hasn't come back yet then He likely wont in our lifetime. Whether we process it this clearly or not it's built into the way most of us think.

So how do we live like the Lord is coming back like He promised? Should we live like the Lord is coming back? He IS coming back after all.

I suppose the obvious holds true for keeping our jobs and not heading up on our roofs to wait for His coming like some apparently did back in the first century. But how else does this affect us? How do we believe the Lord is coming back without being the crazy guy we've all heard who stands up and tells everyone the Lord IS, with certainty, coming back in their lifetime.

It's simple however. We love the Lord. We live like we always should seeking His will. Ready to answer for the hope within us. Sharing our faith as though the things we believe have an impact on this life as well as the one to come. We plead before the Lord for our lost friends. We love. We pray. We study. We grow. And we try to fulfill our calling to walk with the Lord.

If you're communing regularly and He comes again you can feel good about where you've been and what you've been doing. If when He shows up you barely recognize your old friend then you've missed something. I'm thinking "Hey Jesus, did you get a hair cut? Long time no see."

He's coming. Yea. He really is.