With all this talk of the world ending today - (side note: I am NOT a follower of Mr. C a m p i n g) my heart has been aching.
I do believe that Christ will return. I do believe there will be an end to this world. Will it be today? I don't know. It could be in the next hour, the next year, the next thousand years, and so of course I pray fervently for my sons and loved ones who may not come to accept the free gift of Salvation that God offers to us all or perhaps at some point did, but have strayed far from a relationship of knowing, loving and having confidence in God. I worry about the choices they have all made.
But I have been very saddened by the flippant attitude of so many - joking about the end - that will come - and could be - at any time. I am sad that we don't live our lives in a state of preparedness for this event.
No, I don't mean selling your belongings and sitting on the front porch to wait, as countless blind followers have done in the past. I mean, having a relationship with our Savior, cultivating it, and sharing in the peace and contentment, of knowing Him. Rejoicing in his amazing love for each one of us.
I have heard TV hosts, radio folks seriously - making a joke of this -
That is why my heart aches. There is a God, who created us in His image, who wants a relationship with each one of us, and died to create a way for that -
How awful it is to watch 'the deceiver' being successful in pulling people away from the One who can save them.