Dr. J.I. Packer, in his simple book on the Apostles' Creed, writes,
"Nowhere does the strength of the Creed as a charter for life come out more clearly [than in the phrase "He shall come"].
In today's world, pessimism prevails because people lack hope. They foresee only the bomb, or bankruptcy, or a weary old age -- nothing worthwhile. Communists and Jehovah's Witnesses attract by offering bright hopes of heaven on earth -- following the Revolution in one case, Armageddon in the other; but Christians have a hope that outshines both -- the hope of which Bunyan's Mr. Stand-fast said, "the thoughts of what I am going to... lie as a glowing Coal at my Heart." The Creed highlights this hope when it declares: "he shall come."
This was a truth that we saw so plainly in our study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians and the Apostle Paul's repeated efforts to set before his hearers the assurance that Christ is coming again to judge the living and the dead!
Take this message to heart as you live each day in repentance and faith in Jesus Christ!