Bloodshed...violence...natural disasters...disease...political turmoil. What is this world coming to? When will it end? The end of the world and Jesus' return to judge is the focus of our worship this Sunday. Though the thought of judgment should terrify the unbeliever (and my own sinful heart), God's Word gives us confidence in the face of death and judgment. We look forward to the day on which we will stand before God to hear the “Not guilty!” verdict which brought us to faith in the first place. There is no better preparation for death and judgment than a firm clinging to that gracious verdict. There is no better life than the one that has that verdict as its center and the motivation for everything in it.