Friday, March 9, 2012

What in the World is Everyone Waiting For?

Did you know that most of the religions in the world are waiting for a messiah? Buddhists for the Fifth Buddha; New Agers for Maitrea; Muslims for the Mahdi; and of course, having rejected Jesus, the Jews are still waiting for Yahshua. Could it be that on some primal level all humanity knows the world is  evil, and is waiting to be rescued?
And it isn’t just religious people who are waiting to be rescued. Secular people have their own remedies for relief. They look for leaders who promise hope and change.  A fantasy?  Walt Disney made his millions on the “Prince Charming” genre—Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel. Who can know how the "Prince Charming" effect works on the collective American psyche. Perhaps this is why every politician tries to convince us he is the only one who can rescue us from peril and poverty.
But unlike the religions of this world, our Messiah has already come. He has already rescued us. And He promises to keep us safe until He comes again. “He will rescue us from every evil deed and bring us safely into his heavenly kingdom” (2 Tim 4:8). This is what we are waiting for.

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