What Will Jesus Find?

“I tell you, {God} will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Luke 18:8 (ESV)

As I was doing devotions this morning these words of Jesus jumped out at me. In our world, with all the hatred and vitriol that seems to be pouring out it is hard, sometimes, to be hopeful. The “me-centric” faith that many espouse seems so thick and heavy as churches create a Jesus that is there to serve their needs or their causes. Jesus is a climate warrior, gender equality champion, poverty buster, etc. Jesus, the Savior of all and the one who releases us from all bondage, can be buried and lost. Would he truly recognize himself in the images that we have made? But then, realizing who it is that is saying these words, we can find hope because as he was saying these words Jesus was revealing what he already knew. We so often place our faith in things that are of our creation, but we don’t create faith in God. God gives is this faith and when we are left disappointed by everything else, God fills us. When we are empty, our Lord finds space. It is in our realization of a need for a Savior we find that all we need has already been provided.

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