“For you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays.”
Sunrise is Coming
There is something about a sunrise, isn’t there? Whether you’ve had to pull an all-nighter or if you’re an early morning riser, there’s something energizing about those first rays of sunshine piercing the darkness of the fading night. In a sense, it is healing.
For believers in Jesus, that is what the end of the world will be about; it will be about healing. And what healing it will be! God’s healing rays will drive all of sin’s darkness out of us once and for all. When Jesus returns and takes his people to heaven, there will be no more temptations, doubts, fears, anxieties, pride, bitterness, hurt feelings or inadequacy, messed up relationships, broken promises, shading the truth—the list could go on and on.
Sunrise is coming. Jesus is coming back. Yes, the same Jesus who was willing to be laid in a manger, to be led to a cross—he is coming back. He loves you dearly. He paid for your sins in full. He won heaven for you.
And one day he will return in glory, driving out the darkness of sin forever. Sunrise is coming!
Come quickly, Lord Jesus, to heal us! Amen.