"I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me shall never die"
This is such a special time of year for so many reasons. But most importantly it allows us to focus on Jesus and Jesus alone. Often, it is easy to get immersed in the news and lining up current events with biblical prophecy and forget the reason we watch prophecy. Its Jesus - it always goes directly back to Jesus. Not only what He did for us, but the promises He gave us and the moment He will be with us again.
I know there are many people who can't make it to church for a variety of reasons, so the concise message below by Max Lucado (part 1 and 2) may be a good substitute. And a very appropriate song to end the day, "Man Of Sorrows".