In our scripture reading today, it says, "Then they will see 'the Son of Man coming in clouds' with great power and glory." This is our promise that God will not forget us. Much of the New Testament was written during the time of terrible persecution. The Christians were burned alive in Nero's gardens and thrown into the gladiator pits. Much of the New Testament was written to the believers to say: Hold on! God has not forgotten us. Christ will come.