When will Jesus come back?

In Mark 13, the disciples ask, “‘Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?’” Jesus tells them about the terrible signs, and beautifully describes how people will see “the Son of Man coming in clouds.” But Jesus makes it clear that no one knows the day or hour, not even Jesus himself! Then he shifts their focus away from the future and towards their current time. When we focus too much on the end of the journey, we can miss the ways that Jesus is constantly present with us during the journey. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “…they cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. I know that there is nothing better for them than to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live; moreover, it is God’s gift that all should eat and drink and take pleasure in all their toil.” – Vicar Sharai Jacob