We live in a world of rapid advancement that leaves in its wake moral confusion and uncertainty. When I look at the challenges of raising children today I cannot help but wonder, “When will He come?”
The Savior’s disciples asked Him this very question as He sat on the Mount of Olives days before His death. He said, “…of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” Then tenderly He added, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” – Matt. 24
From that day until now every disciple of the Master has longed for His return. We may be tempted to pray, “We have waited so long, how much longer must we wait?” Then we remember His words and looking through spiritual eyes we take comfort in seeing the leaves and knowing the summer truly is nigh.