Fourth Sunday in Advent
N – Nature. We have a dual nature; a Godly nature and a human one. In Jesus these were perfectly blended, but in ourselves the human nature is corrupted. If we do not recognize and nurture the image of God within us – if we allow our Godly nature to fall into disrepair then all that God sees is our corrupted nature and on the Day of the Lord we will be left behind because Jesus will not recognize us as one of His own.
However, if we believe in the Majesty of Jesus and His loving rule over our lives as well as the whole of Creation, and, submitting to the helping power of the Holy Spirit, earnestly live in accordance with the promptings of the image of God planted in us, and in constant expectation of Jesus’ return; then on that day we will be taken to be with Him.
So shall it be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men will be in the field, one taken and one left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill, one taken and one left. (Matt. 24: 39-41)