Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Rare Sight 2-24-10

Good morning, Lord Jesus. Open the eyes of my heart to a greater revelation of the glory and power of Your name every day. … “When He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, ‘When will this be and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?’ ” (Matthew 24:3). This morning I see the remnants of a rare sight—a snow day in the Texas hill country. Very rare, indeed. Those that dared to venture out had wide eyes and broad smiles, like little children in a winter wonder land. Maybe snow’s no big deal in most of the country north of here, but it’s a big deal here. And the sign of snow falling from heaven and covering this part of the earth is a sign and a wonder. Signs and wonders are signs that make you wonder. They get our attention. And as the day of Your coming approaches, we will see more signs in the heavens and on the earth. Some will be rare signs, indeed, as we continue to enter into “the beginning of the birth pangs” (v. 24:8). This age that began with Your first coming and the coming of Your Holy Spirit will end with Your second coming, as our human spirits arise to meet You in the clouds of Your glory (1 Thessalonians 4:17). So let us be prepared in our hearts now for the seasons of birth pangs to come, as the contractions on earth and in the heavens increase in frequency and intensity. Give us wisdom and grace to prepare the way of the Lord, that we will be a people prepared to look up and see one day the greatest sign and wonder of all—“the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory” (Matthew 24:30). That will be a rare sight, indeed. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen. Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays Friends, please save the date of March 19th for our Celebration Evening in Lexington of all the Lord has been doing through Messiah Ministries this exciting season. Come and see; come and hear our vision and calling; come and be a part! I'll be sharing stories of God's glory from my adventures in Pakistan, Israel, the Philippines, Estonia, and here at home. Come and bring some friends to share the evening of celebration with us. Consider contributing for our Silent Auction to support our ministries. Please send me a note if you'd like to help. Subscribe for free by email to me at Messiah Ministries -- "Preparing the Way of the Lord ... Ministering the Healing Love of God" 2800 Tates Creek Rd; Lexington, KY 40502 Order my books and our resources on-line: