JUDGMENT DAY IS COMING – MAY 21, 2011
So reads the electronic billboard by my house. I pass it every morning on my way to work and several times a week on my way to church. My response: “Okay.”
Sound a bit glib? Don’t get me wrong. I’ve been to the Family Radio website and read their explanation carefully. They believe they have worked out a logical timeline based solidly on the scriptures that works out to Judgment Day falling 7000 years after the Great Flood. Not to be confused with The Second Coming. That wouldn’t actually occur until October 21, 2011 by their predictions.
But the point is this, whether I agree with their logic or not, sooner or later The End will come. It’s been prophesied for over 2000 years and Jesus promised us he will return in full glory. “So how can she be so flip?” you may wonder. Simple. Because I know I could get hit by lightning tonight when I walk the dog. I could be hit by a bus crossing the street a week from now. I could pass away quietly in my sleep at age 110. It might not be THE END, but anytime could be MY END. I hate to burst anyone’s bubble but let’s be honest here, none of us knows how much time we really have here.
So let me ask you: If you knew that the sun would soon go dark, would you take the time to watch the sunset? If you knew a third of the stars would be swept from the sky, would you take time to admire the constellations in the night sky? If you knew that a third of the plants and trees would soon die off, would you stop to smell the lilacs in bloom? If you knew an army was going to wipe out a third of the population would you hug your loved ones a little tighter and maybe say “I love you” a little more often?
What if you knew, for a fact, that you only had one week left – what would you do differently? Why not do all those things now? Why hold back?
Life is for living. People are for loving. Now, not later.