Cloudy Day by Robin Densmore Fuson
What do you think of when you look at clouds? Are you expecting Him?
Back in the 1980’s my brother-in-law, Paul, drove a sixteen-passenger van and picked up a few folks from the Shepherd’s Home in the Denver area, and brought them to our church. There, he or others taught them from the Bible.
These precious adults had intellectual and developmental disabilities and he showered them with love and dignity. Every Sunday, unless the weather caused the roads to be too treacherous, he drove to the facility and brought them on their outing to church. The smiling faced people lumbered out and shuffled in to find ‘their’ classroom.
I’ll never forget, Paul told a story he heard that the residents from there or another group home eagerly looked outside each morning to see if it was a cloudy day. Their excitement rose when the fluffy white puffs dotted the sky. “Jesus comes!”
They knew what the Bible said about the coming of Christ. Look he comes with the clouds of heaven. And everyone will see him—even those who pierced him. And all the nations of the world will mourn for him. Yes! Amen! (Revelation 1:7) Jesus said, I Am. And you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven. (Mark 14:62)
Jesus Christ is coming again for His own. We need to be ready, by first accepting Him as our Savior. He came to earth the first time to die as the perfect sacrifice and payment for our sin. Second, we need to live life with an expectant attitude that He will come soon.
We don’t sell everything and live on a mountaintop. Instead, we live obedient lives doing what He wants us to do and also waiting for His coming.
If we have trusted Christ’s death as our payment, we are now a child of God and therefore an heir of heaven. In God’s timetable, we are actually seated in heaven even though in our timeline we are living on earth. But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. (Philippians 3:20) Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly await for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1Corinthians 1:7)
So the next time you see the sky with a few clouds or perhaps covered in clouds, get excited! Christ’s return is when the Father wants it. It could be today, tomorrow, next week, next month, soon—in the Father’s time.