So were the Mayans right? Is today really the last day of the world? The Mayans created quite a buzz, didn’t they? Any time there’s talk of the world ending people talk about it.
It’s good to have a filter for any and all future predictions of doomsday. And we have one. So why isn’t the world ending today?
Jesus said no one will know the hour when Christ comes back. While Jesus was on earth, he didn’t even know the day or time. So how could we? The fact that someone predicted the end of the world on a specific day is virtually ironclad proof it won’t be that day.
As soon as you hear someone predict the world will end on X date, you can be pretty much count on the fact it won’t happen. My personal guess is the world will end the day people finally stop predicting it will end, kind of like the couple who got pregnant when they stopped trying.
As fun and amusing as today’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. It might in fact be too 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. Particularly in terms of letting people know that a relationship with God through Jesus Christ is not just possible but desirable and ultimately necessary.
And one day – when we least expect – it will really happen.
And in all likelihood, it will surprise us all.