John begins this section by speaking about the “revealing” (NIV: appearance) that has yet to come in reference to the coming of Christ. Of course, for many talking about the coming of Jesus conjures images of fire, wars and dragons. But the word for coming in the Greek speaks first and foremost of presence. It’s possible John is talking about the reality that God is always present, and, in a sense, that Christ is always coming. If that is the case the great revealing is that we too will learn to be present and, in doing so, see Christ in all things.
Get Ready – Amanda Lum
Only One Thing Is Essential? – Scott Oppliger
The One about Nature & Grace & the Diving – Michael Hidalgo
More Than Words – Michael Hidalgo
It’s a Matter of the Heart – Amanda Lum