Welcome to our online Bible study on Luke!
Read: Luke 17:20-37
Some extended family came over to watch the Superbowl — aunts and uncles, cousins and a new baby girl. Several generations gathered, all in one room. None of us were really interested in the outcome of the game. It was just an excuse to get together. We played the game in the background while we swapped stories and caught up on each other’s lives.
The baby in our midst was the real star of the show. She cooed and gurgled and we all smiled in delight as she explored her new surroundings. The older cousins played “babysitter” for the afternoon while chicken tortilla soup simmered on the stove.
Today’s reading describes a similar setting — only without a Superbowl to watch. People will be eating and drinking and going about their daily lives when Jesus returns. And those whose hearts have yielded to Him will be taken up with Him to glory.
It sounds like a fanciful tale, complete with a happily-ever-after. But it’s more than a story. It’s truth. Jesus will return one day. And when we keep this eternal perspective close at heart, the troubles of this day fade in comparison.
He is coming one day. And He’ll come when we least expect it. So we want to be ready. And that’s why we read His Word every day. He teaches us through His Word, and He readies us for that beautiful day when we see Him, face to face.