Matthew 23:11 -- "The greatest among you must be a servant."
The apostles, the men and women, who walked with Jesus, heard his teachings and saw his miracles, were full of hope while participating in Jesus' ministry that he truly would save the world.
Matthew 12:21 -- "And His name will be the hope of all the world."
However, all of that hope could have died with Jesus on the cross. Thankfully, God had a bigger plan for His Son and for this world. Jesus rose from the dead to be the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. He gave us more hope by conquering death than He ever could by conquering a city. Because of Christ's veiled time of service on earth we may all have an eternity with God.
John 11:25 -- "Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying."
When Jesus comes again, He will not be a veiled servant as he was the first time, He will be a wonder to behold and everyone will know the Son of God in all of His majesty. This time he will not come to teach but to judge. He holds the keys of death and grave and He is here to grant true salvation by conquering sin once and for all.
We do not know when Jesus is coming again, but we must be prepared. We must know in our hearts that Jesus is King and that God is who He says He is and does what He says He will do.
The question is not if Jesus will return to save us all once again, but when. Are you ready?