Friday, December 14, 2012

Pastor's Perspective - Imagine They Were Right

Imagine they were right.

The Mayans are the ‘they’ I’m talking about.

Imagine if they accurately identified the termination date of the world.

Now, we know the truth. Jesus Himself said twice (Matthew 24:36; Mark 13:32) that no one knows that day or the hour when life as we know it will end. Likewise, theologically speaking, it’s highly unlikely that God would have revealed this kind of global revelation to a polytheistic people who routinely exercised child sacrifice in their worship. Though they were an impressive civilization, they weren’t exactly singing off of God’s hymn sheet!

But, imagine they were right.

Imagine the world was ending, as they predict, just one week from today.

How would that affect the next seven days in your life?

Would you make some overdue phone calls? Would you send out an apology email or two? How would your Facebook posts read? Would you be in church this Sunday? What would your family-time look like? Would the pages of your Bible be turned with greater urgency and interest? How would your conversations with the Lord sound? What would you do with all of the things you’ve accumulated? How would you view the reality of life after death?

Stop and think about it.

Imagine they were right.


Jen mathews said...

I try to live everyday like it might be my last. Everyone knows how much I truly care about them. My husband knows the love I have for him and we spend every moment we can enjoying each others company. I play and romp with my kids everyday and that is beautiful I never leave without kissing them and saying I love you even if it is just to go to the store. I read the bible everyday, and I attended church as much as I can minus time I am at work. I am not saying I am perfect in this department but what I am saying is I have a beautiful life and I thank GOD for each day I get here on earth which is a gift to me only given to me by GOD. So if the world were to end next Friday... Well at least I will be with my lord and savior.

Debbie Teal said...

I like to think that I live that way all the time, I do strive to do that but the truth is I don't always.
I would make a point to say yet again to all the people I love that they need Jesus. I would hold my kids, grandkids and friends tighter than usual and enjoy every second with them.
I am so very blessed. I have healthy kids, grandkids, a husband who loves me and wonderful friends. I do not ever take that for granted but I do get busy in the day to day and not tell them as often as I could about how much Jesus loves them.
Funny we don't know how many days any of us has, it could be the last for some. I want so much for them all to be saved, yet there is that fear of saying it not so right and pushing them away. I pray to be bolder and I study the Word so I will be able to speak what God would have me to and listen to the Holy Spirit when to speak and when to shut up!

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