There is a feeling of anticipation in the air of some big spiritual chastisement waiting to happen. I am not the only one to feel this.
But maybe it will not be big, but small.
The Jews expected a noble king on a white horse to come and save them. Instead a Baby came.
Elijah waited in a cave for God to go by. But God was not in the wind or the earthquake, but in a whisper.
So just maybe, Jesus' return will be in small glimpses here and there, until every knee bows and every tongue can confess that He is Lord of all creation, and King of all hearts.