"In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." - John 1:1-5

It is now 2018 A.D. The letters B.C. and A.D. indicate the main division in human history. B.C. means "before the birth of Christ," but A.D. does not stand for "after the death of Christ," like many think. A.D. stands for the Latin expression Anno Domini, which means "in the year of the Lord." We are not living "after" Christ but "under" Christ. Jesus is Lord, and we live in the year of the Lord!

Before Christ, believers waited for the light. Today we live by the Light that has appeared. But we are also waiting for the Lord's return. Does waiting for the Lord mean we should sit still? Certainly not! We should be obedient and busy when he appears.

At His coming we will be able to see what we believe, and others will see what they never could believe. Death will be no more. Pain will disappear. All tears will be wiped away.

Until Jesus comes, let us remain loyal to Him, helping those who mourn and relieving some of this world's suffering.

We are awaiting Your arrival, Lord Jesus. We are trying to be as faithful, helpful and obedient as we can until You walk this earth again. Come, Lord Jesus, Come! Amen.
Jan 5 2018