It’s not the end of the world.

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Today is not the end of the world, as David Meade has been saying. What he meant to say is that September 23 would be the beginning of catastrophic events to occur when Planet X passes by the earth. Whatever.

Here’s my question. Why do people choose to listen to doomsayers like David Meade, but completely ignore Jesus and what he had to say? He spoke of the end times and what that would look like, and most simply dismiss his words. Anyone else can make a prediction of the world’s end and get a headline in the Washington Post or Fox news. The media rarely shares Christ’s words with us. 

That’s OK. It’s not their job. It’s ours.

First, Jesus said, “No one knows” when the end will be (Mark 13:3). Yes, this world will come to an end. Just don’t waste your time worrying about it or predicting it.

Next, when the end does come, don’t let the boss find you sleeping (Matthew 13:36). He left you with instructions. Stay on task: “Freely you’ve received (the gifts of God’s grace), freely give” (Matthew 10:8).

Finally, “Watch for him” (Mark 13:17). We pray, “Thy kingdom come.” Don’t miss it when it does. How did Luther put it? “God’s kingdom comes when our heavenly Father gives us His Holy Spirit, so that by His grace we believe His holy Word and lead godly lives here in time and there in eternity.”

Don’t just watch for him someday. Watch for him today, in your life and in the lives of others. Our Lord became flesh to live among us and promised us he’d be with us until the end.

 

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