Mark reminds us today that Christ will come again at the fullness of time to take us to heaven, and on that long awaited day, nothing will be the same as the Son of Man comes in the clouds with power and glory to take us home. He implores us to be alert and to keep awake so that we are ready when Christ returns, since we don’t know what day this will take place. What better way to be alert and to keep awake than to see where Jesus is in our midst in the here and now, remembering that we know Emmanuel – God with us, and what joy it will bring us until that day when our joy will be complete.

Joy is Here, Joy Shall Return!