Dr. Michael Richardson
A. World War II lasted from 1939-1945
B. My father fought in World War II. He was in the Navy
C. He was involved in the largest naval battle in history, the Battle of Leyte Gulf
D. On August 6,1945, the U.S. dropped a 5-ton plutonium implosion bomb named “Fat Man” on
the city of Hiroshima
E. On August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped a 5-ton enriched uranium gun type bomb named
“Little Boy” on the city of Nagasaki.
F. I once asked my father what he thought when had heard of these bombings.
G. He replied, “Hee, Hee, Hee, I’m going home soon!
H. Many animals instinctively migrate many miles to go home to their breeding grounds and
scientist have yet to figure this out:
whose builder and maker is God.”
J. We, like Abraham, instinctively know that this world is NOT our home.
K. In John 14:1-3 Jesus promises to return and take us to our new home
L. Today, I want to discuss the Doctrine of Imminency, the Jewish Galilean wedding custom as a
picture of our homecoming, and the comfort with have in Jesus (see next post).