Tuesday the 20th of January, 2009 was a remarkable day in the history of the United States of America. The whole world watched as President Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.

Since Obama was elected last November, there was so much preparation and anticipation towards this great event.  The event really lived up to its billing. The networks and the internet were buzzing with feeds right from the Capitol and all the way to the White House.  I was at work when the event started so I connected to the internet and viewed the event through CNN on  Facebook. I was amazed to see the number of people who had connected like I did from all over the world.

As I watched and listened to the views and comments around me about how grand an event it was,  I thought of a greater event that will be happening sometime in the future.  Unlike the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, the date of this event is unknown to us but happenings in our world today  point to the fact that this event will definitely happen. This event is of course, the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

For Obama’s Inaguration,  not everyone had the opportunity to be at the venue of the event.  Many Americans and  those of us in other countries, had to watch the event on television in the comfort of their homes. However,  when Jesus returns, we are told that every eye will see him. His return will be seen by everyone no matter which corner of the world they live in. (Acts 1:11)

As Christians, we are encouraged to be expectant for the return of our Lord.  Many marveled at the inauguration of America’s first black president. However, nothing can compare with the marvel of seeing our Saviour and Lord being glorified in His only temple by those of us who believe in Him (2 Thess 1:10)

For those who do not  believe in Him however,  it promises to be a sad and terrible event.  “He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus . They will be punished  with everlasting destruction and shut  out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of His power” (2 Thess 8 – 9)

While we wait for this event, Jesus gives us the golden advice, ‘Occupy till I come’ (Luke 19:13)

Steve Popoola

(c) Biblepraise Fellowship Online, 2009

Steve Popoola is the editor of Biblepraise Newsletter and the webmaster of Biblepraise Fellowship Online at http://www.biblepraise.org. British by birth, He currently resides in Lagos, Nigeria with wife Maris and their children; Praise, Stephanie and Precious. He works in the IT department of a bank. He presently serves as Church Secretary and Heads the Music Ministry in his local church . He loves to encourage and inspire through speaking forums. He is the Moderator/Editor of Biblepraise Newsletter. He can be reached through His email address, steve@biblepraise.org