So you’ve heard the buzz and the jokes. Harold Camping has predicted that the world will end on Saturday May 21, 2011. We even have billboards proclaiming that here in Central Ontario.
So will it? Well, probably not. In fact, I’ve got Harold Camping’s book 1994 in my library somewhere. That thick manual is his earlier prediction that the world will end in 1994. Ironically, you can still buy it on Amazon.
I agree with Jesus that no one will know the hour when Christ comes back. It’s actually a good idea to agree with Jesus on things, especially when it comes to the world ending and all that.
Jesus said while he was on earth he didn’t even know the day or time. So I figure if Jesus and the angels didn’t know, and I got 27% in grade 12 chemistry, then how would I ever be able to figure it out?
As bizzarre as tomorrow’s prediction is, it leaves me uneasy. Here’s why. One day Christ will come back.
And that will be an awesome day and a terrible day. When we finally realize it’s actually happening, we won’t be able to change anything. I might in fact be late for many people you and I know and love.
Today is not that day. At least not yet. Which makes what you and I do today so important.
And one day – when we least expect – it really will happen. And in all likelihood, it will surprise even the people who buy billboards and write books.