Some of you know that my extended family lives in Maine. And, living on the coast, you quickly learn how to discern when bad weather is coming. There's even a saying: 'Red sky at night, sailors delight; red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.'
Jesus takes a very similar example and uses it as a platform to help us discern the signs of His coming. That will be our focus this Sunday - discerning what's going on in the world so we can read the signs of His imminent return.