The Second Coming of Christ
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Drawing /painting materials
Read Revelation 1:7. ‘Look He is coming on the clouds. Everyone will see him!’ Encourage everyone to close their eyes and visualise the scene. Better still give them a sheet of art paper and let them draw an image to represent the scene. Prompt their visualisation with the following words:
It’s just a normal day. You are at work/school/home/driving//shopping/having a meal etc. Suddenly there is a commotion outside as people are shouting to one another. The daylight seems to be getting brighter and brighter. You run outside and in the sky you see billowing clouds, and the light becomes so bright, you have to shield your eyes from the glare. Then suddenly incredibly, in the middle of the clouds, is the figure of a man coming in the clouds! Every eye sees him. Share your ‘pictures’.
This event is yet to happen and although the prospect of the scene may fill us with awe, it should not fill us with fear. It is the fulfilment of Jesus’ promise to His followers, that He will return to take us home but as Mathew 24:36 says: ‘No one knows about that day or, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father’. Explore what this means in our lives e.g. we must live each day as if it’s that day when He will return – are we expectant? Are we ready?