“The coming of the Son of Man can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. When he left home, he gave each of his slaves instructions about the work they were to do, and he told the gatekeeper to watch for his return. You, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know when the master of the household will return—in the evening, at midnight, before dawn, or at daybreak. Don’t let him find you sleeping when he arrives without warning. I say to you what I say to everyone: Watch for him!” (Mark 13:34-37 NLT)

Mark 13 talks a lot about the return of Christ to the earth. The time when God comes to collect the faithful.

In the story of the man on a long trip, we too have been given work to do in the absence of Jesus. We must be ready for his return. We must continue on with our work and we must watch for the signs of his return.

In the meantime, be faithful to the Lord. Let Him be our guide and draw ever closer.

It’s not too late. He has not yet returned, and people can still come to believe.