Yes, it has been a while, but here is another piece from my Biblios Hokku project. (Writing the Bible in haiku.) If you are the sort of person who likes to read ahead, click on the link above and see all the books. Otherwise just sit back as we do them one at a time.
The apostle Paul felt it necessary to write a letter to the Thessalonian Church, teaching primarily about the second coming of Christ. 1 Thessalonians is possibly the oldest letter in the Bible, and so much we read here might be revealed for the first time.
The dead in Christ shall arise;
just you wait and see!
The Thessalonians were glad to hear this, but then soon they started hearing disturbing reports. False letters were being circulated with Paul’s name on them, claiming that Jesus had already returned, and they had missed it. Many became despondent, and stopped working for the kingdom.
Paul responds by sending them another letter, clearly from him, in which he comforts them that the event is still in the future, and that they should continue their good works until that day.
This is my message:
Fear not, he is still coming.
Don’t stop good works yet.