Scripture tells us that Jesus will return to earth some day. Some receive that news with trepidation, worried about a judgement day that will send some people to punishment while others receive a reward. But we need not fear Jesus’ return. Jesus himself tells us not to, as we will hear in this verse from Luke that is part of this Sunday’s Gospel reading. “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Not only will Jesus’ coming bring the kingdom in its fullness, the kingdom of God has been brought near to us here and now. It is God’s gift to us. Do not be afraid.
We will celebrate the kingdom this Sunday at 10:30 am.
See you in church!