Muslims are convinced Imam Madhi and Issa (Jesus) are on their way. Many Hindus expect Kalki, many Buddhists expect Metreya... etc.
Check out this powerful Q & A from the Ask Moses website!:
I find it difficult to have faith that
I don't want to be negative or pessimistic of course; I hope the
Thanks a lot for your explanation, Shimmy
Perhaps an analogy would help:
A pregnant woman's due date passes, so she becomes officially overdue. The doctors examine her and the fetus, and everything indicates that birth is imminent. A day goes by and then another and then another. No labor, and no birth yet. A couple more days of waiting go by, and still nothing happening. Yet, as each day passes, the likelihood of giving birth gets bigger since she is increasingly overdue.
Once a few contractions start and labor begins, then the woman knows it simply a matter of hours till she will have her baby. The imminence of birth grows with every minutes and every contraction.
The redemption has been likened to birth.1 The
May we greet Moshiach now!====
To which I say: Amen!