Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. Matthew 25:13
A few years ago, a Mississippi woman entered the hospital to give birth to triplets. After the three children were delivered, she was shocked to hear the doctor say, “More feet!” A fourth identical child, who had been missed by the ultrasounds, made a surprising appearance.
In the days of Herod the Great, few people expected the birth of the Messiah. The rabbis had misread the ultrasound charts of Old Testament prophecy. But Jesus arrived exactly at the right moment, in the fullness of time.
In our day, few people are expecting the imminent return of Christ. But every sunrise is a reminder of His impending return. J. D. Greear recalls growing up in a church where the pastor would end each service by saying, “Maranatha,” meaning, “The Lord is coming.” The congregation would respond, “And it could be today.” Greear said, “We could use some of that attitude. This may be our last chance—to share the Gospel, to forgive, to repent.”
Christ could come at any moment. I believe that with all my heart—not because of what I read in the newspapers, but because of what I read in Scripture. John F. MacArthur