In Luke 21, Jesus predicts the destruction of Jerusalem, and then the scope of his prophecy moves to global proportions with “men fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory” (vv 26-27). While the world is filled with fear, what does Jesus say his followers should do? “Now when these things begin to take place, look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (v 28). I don’t know when the end will come, but the troubles we see are signs that it is drawing near. We should not be filled with fear and foreboding, but we must look up in expectation that victory of Christ is nearing.