That’s what cartoon characters used to say when they were about to commit suicide. Yes, when I was a kid cartoon characters killed themselves–and others–so go easy on criticizing my generation 😉
Is it time now for us to say farewell to the cruel world? Curtain call or judgment day?
Tomorrow is May 21. Is it the end of the world?
I am not a Bible expert, but I have read it a few times. I highly recommend this to everyone. Get a One-Year Bible and spend 15 or so minutes each day. This will be for you an eye opening experience, guaranteed. You will find that there are many things people have always told you the Bible says which it does not, and you will find many wonderful things nobody has ever told you.
Jesus said nobody would know the day or the hour of His return except the Father. Angels don’t know. He didn’t know, and likely still does not. Prophets and pastors don’t know. If they say they do, either they are liars or Jesus was a liar. You decide.
If you read the Bible you will also find that the end will not come until the Gospel has been preached throughout every corner the whole world. News flash: it hasn’t been. I don’t think it will have been by midnight tonight either.
Now, judgment may be coming. I don’t focus on judgment. I focus on trying to show love to people. But I’m pretty sure judgment day is not coming tomorrow.
To a certain extent we laugh about this and consider it a joke. But there are a lot of people out there who are desperate for a touch from God. They are desperate for evidence that God is real. They may not want to put in the time required to become personally acquainted with Him, but they want a touch from Him nonetheless. Some of them have lives that are less than satisfying.
I have compassion for them in all this confusion and brouhaha created by talk about the world ending tomorrow. They may be scared, but at the same time a lot of them want out.
Tomorrow, when the sun comes up and then goes down and nothing significant has changed, they are going to be disappointed. In some small but significant corner of their minds the question for them of whether God even exists looms larger.
Along with disappointment, a challenge for people who invest in these ideas is remaining invested in day to day lives. No matter what is happening tomorrow or next week or next month or next century we must do what is before us to do this moment and this day. Jesus said “Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Focus on today.
If you must make plans for tomorrow, May 21, 2011, may I suggest a picnic?