What are the signs of Christ’s coming? Is it destruction, annihilation, rampant pestilence, suffering and disease of pandemic proportions over the face of the earth?
Many who subscribe to “End Times,” prophecies see world calamities as possible harbingers to Christ’s second coming. It seems that they almost eagerly await more calamities to occur as proof that Christ’s second coming is getting closer.
When I think about the coming of Christ, I think about love, peace, comfort, and healing.
I find great comfort in knowing that Christ is already here! I don’t have to wait for some future event to fully experience the healing and redeeming power of Christ. The second coming has already occurred in the thought of anyone in tune with God and following God’s will.
Jesus Christ was not about annihilation and destruction. Jesus Christ was all about restoration, peace, life, and healing. If anything is going to end, it is not God’s good operating in our lives. It is evil, suffering, disease, and death that end. Life with God continues forever.
I like what Mary Baker Eddy has to say about the signs of Christ coming. She wrote, “The prophet of to-day beholds in the mental horizon the signs of these times, the reappearance of the Christianity which heals the sick and destroys error, and no other sign shall be given” (Science and Health, p. 98).
Whenever someone turns to God in prayer and experiences healing, they’ve witnessed a sign of Christ at work in their lives. Christ is already here.
Christ’s coming is not about destruction. It’s about redemption, restoration, and healing. These are incredibly positive events to eagerly anticipate and participate in!