Written by Lucas Bueno
This world is falling apart. A raging virus has changed life as we once knew it, and it has claimed thousands of lives. Fires scorch the west coast of the United States while hurricanes batter the east. Racial tensions erupt across the nation, and a presidential election draws near that will determine the future of America. Each day there is death and chaos. We are living in terrible times.
In our personal daily lives, we witness the harsh effects of COVID-19. Loved ones fall ill. We can no longer feel safe in close proximity with our friends. Sometimes we wonder if this will all end. Is there any hope and faith to be had in these times? Well, let me tell you all something. The ultimate eucatastrophe is coming.
Now, at this point, you may be asking: “What on earth is a eucatastrophe?” Eucatastrophe is a term coined by J.R.R. Tolkien, a famous author known for writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. According to Lexico.com, eucatastrophe means “a sudden and favorable resolution of events in a story; a happy ending.” Tolkien often employed this device in his thrilling tales, and he described the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ as eucatastrophes, yet another great eucatastrophe is coming soon. This eucatastrophe is the Second Coming of Jesus.
As mentioned previously, there is so much negativity and pain. It is difficult moving from one day to the next day. But despite the chaos, we can have hope. Although things seem the darkest right now, this will all end soon. Jesus will come for us soon. You may ask: “But how can we truly know? Will Jesus truly come back to this world?”
The answers are all “ yes,”and they can be found in His sacred Word. Here are the words of Jesus Himself: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. …I will come back and take you to be with me that you may be where I am.” (Excerpts of John 14: 1, 3) In the book of Revelation, Jesus tells us how all sin and pain will no longer exist on the new earth. “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’” (Revelation 21:3-4)
Though storm clouds of sin and darkness are upon the earth, we can still hold onto the faith and hope of Christ’s coming. Soon, very soon, the glory of His coming will tear apart those clouds and He will take us home. He cannot wait for this event, and He wants each one of you to take part. So, take courage my friends. Hold fast to the hope of the Second Coming. Things are hard now, but He is coming. The ultimate eucatastrophe is imminent. We will be home soon.