BECAUSE OF THE GRACE OF GOD we live our lives in anticipation of living for all eternity with Jesus Christ just as He has promised in His Word. We are expecting, at any moment, “the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” (Titus 2) Believing that Jesus is coming soon gives us a sense of urgency to get the Gospel to people everywhere. Knowing Christ could come at any moment gives us the right perspective on material things. And knowing He could come at any time also has a purifying effect on our lives. We live in expectation of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ coming soon to take His Church to be with Him (John 14), and that anticipation makes all the difference in the way we live our lives!