Beloved, we are (even here and) now God’s children; it is not yet disclosed (made clear) what we shall be, but we know that when He comes and is manifested, we shall (as God’s children) resemble and be like Him, for we shall see Him just as He really is.
1st John 3:2-3
Hopelessness!! As this age draws to a close, that’s a feeling that’s going to be more and more common among the people of this world. But, you know, it’s something we as believers never have to feel! Because no matter how much pressure comes on the earth, no matter how dark the natural circumstances around us are, we know that we have hope in the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Think about this. When this old world comes to an end, you and I will just be getting started. We’ll be stepping into the most glorious life we’ve ever known. The people of the world may look back wistfully and wish for better days gone by. But for you and me, the best is yet to come. So we can shout hallelujah in the midst of trouble and say with the Apostle John, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” Come quickly!