These are the days the rabbis call the Footsteps of the Messiah.

The period immediately before the Messiah’s arrival is sometimes called the time when the footsteps of the Messiah can be heard. This will be at the close of the present age. For Christians, this refers to the time just before the Second Coming of Jesus when he will return to judge the nations and establish his Davidic kingdom in Jerusalem.

Christine Darg revisits an ancient Jewish parable of when the king appears suddenly in the fields.