Looking Back at the End of the World

So, according to a small group of individuals, the rapture was supposed to happen yesterday (21 May).  Earthquakes were supposed to open up the ground and swallow thousands, as the rapture takes all the faithful up to heaven.  As we all realize, nothing happened.  There were no earth shattering tremors.  No disappearance of the faithful.  Nothing.

Me, I had a pretty ordinary day.  Went to work alongside the AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team (ERT), moved large chunks of trees, came home, took a shower and ate before falling back into slumber. 

I slept in the comfort of knowing that God was probably looking down at all of us, laughing.  Do we really expect to guess when the master will return? 

But about the day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
 – Matthew 24:36

In trying to predict when God will return, when judgement will be passed onto the world, we are trying to prove that we understand what we will never be able to understand.  We think we can put a mathematical equation to the infinite, to prove faith through science, but we are constantly proved wrong. 

How many times have people tried to predict the end of the world?  Hundreds, if not thousands, or times people have said “This day” and it has passed and we are still going on.  Even us Christians try to prove that we know as much as God, and every single time, we are proved wrong. 

Therefore, keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.  But understand this:  If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.  So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
 – Matthew 24:42-44

God Bless and PEACE


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