Sunday, May 22, 2011

Christ is always true to his word ...

Jesus said: "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away." Mark 13.31.
After listening to all of the chatter last week about the supposed "end of the world" coming at 6:00 p.m. on May 21, I found myself feeling rather sober about it all. I've never liked it when people take sacred things and make jokes out of them. It leaves me feeling sad all over. And even though the majority of folk didn't take Mr. Harold Camping's false prediction seriously, it FELT like people were kind of laughing at ... all things having to do with the end times and with Jesus' promise to return.

I've been reading and re-reading Matthew 23-25, as well as other gospel accounts where Jesus talks about his "second" coming. And I've been relieved to know that what Jesus says is always true! Never mind Mr. Harold Camping and all of the others in prior generations and times who have ignored what Scripture clearly teaches about making such claims of knowledge about the exact time! Jesus tells us to "keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come." Matthew 24.42.
As I walked around my beautiful neighborhood the other night, I had to ask myself if I was WATCHING ... was I READY for Christ to come? "So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him." (Matthew 24.44)
I want to take God's Word seriously. It isn't some cheap novel or made-up fairy-tale. I hope Mr. Camping hasn't given people a false notion that his mistaken words are equal to God's and consequently, can't be trusted. Because I know that one day ... maybe even two seconds from now (!) ... Jesus Christ is coming again. My Beautiful Savior, the Creator of the ends of the earth, is always TRUE to His word!

"Therefore KEEP WATCH because you do not know ... whether it will be in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!'" (Mark 13.35-37)


sabrina said...

Amen Mom!!!

Mom Jones said...

Hi Sabrina ... my heart has been so annoyed all week about this, so I just had to get it off my mind!

P.S. There are dozens of birds (tiny and some rather large!) who "hang out" in our front yard now that there are bird houses and bird food to be found. It's so much fun to watch them all fighting over ... territory. Some of the little ones get quite mean! However, I've yet to actually get a photo of any of them!

judy hand said...

Carol: I agree with you. But I think the joking comes from fear
not always disrespect, some is tho.