I have a theory about why Jesus hasn’t come back for his people yet. I shared my heart with my fiance about it, and she just laughed at me. Granted it’s not a super complex theory and I don’t have deep theological reasoning behind it. But, honestly it makes perfect sense to me.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. “Now concerning that day and hour no one knows — neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son — except the Father only.
Matthew 24:35-36 HCSB
So here’s my theory: Jesus hasn’t come back for his people yet because there are billions of people in the world, and every day one jerk wakes up and predicts Jesus’ return for that day. Could be the same jerk, could be different jerks. But I feel like God is waiting for that one day where no one predicts it and then BAM! Jesus will descend out of the clouds to the sound of many trumpets.
Like I said, no deep theological reasoning but it makes sense in my head. (I know, if it seems possible in my head, that means it’s probably nowhere close to being the actual reason. But hey sometimes my brain wanders.)