Gospel: Luke 21:29-33
And Jesus added this comparison, “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. As soon as their buds sprout, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly, I tell you, this generation will not pass away, until all this has happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”
The film “Magnifico” was a story of a young boy who was surprisingly aware of the situation his family was in. They were poor and with that, they were financially down. One day his grandmother fell ill and he overheard that she may not last long and die; the family will need money for funeral expenses. And so began his ad- venture. He inquired about funeral arrangement costs. And when he learned it was something they cannot afford, he devised a plan. From a local carpentry he asked for wood scraps and slabs and innocently measured his grand- mother’s length and width. The twist in the story came when the boy met an accident and died; the coffin he prepared for his grand- mother became his.
Life has many uncertainties. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring and what will happen after today. And so we endeavor to give ourselves some sense of security, we make plans – educational plans, health plans, memorial plans, and other plans. But these are for our material and physical well-being. What about plans for our spiritual security in the future? Only one can give us that crucial sense of security: adherence to God’s Word because it will never abandon us. Everything will be gone, but God’s Word will remain. And this will be our key to heaven.
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