The End As The Beginning – Good News for November 24

24 11 2009

Luke 21:5-11

While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here– the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.”

Then they asked him, “Teacher, when will this happen? And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?” He answered, “See that you not be deceived, for many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’
Do not follow them! When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for such things must happen first, but it will not immediately be the end.”

Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues from place to place; and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky.”

The Daily Path: Reading the newspaper or watching CNN leads one to feel we are drawing ever closer to the end… at an excelerated pace! Of course we are indeed drawing closer to Christ’s return, but why wait for that day? Start the beginning in your heart today.

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2 responses

24 11 2009
joelmartin

Premillenialism would have us believe that we are at the end. Other views suggest that Christ may not return for 3,000 or 100,000 years. Occupy while you wait.

25 11 2009
Kin Robles

I recall scenes from the 1960’s doomsday movie, On The Beach. A nuclear war had unleashed radioactivity that gradually blanketed the earth killing everyone in its path. Australia was the last to succumb. Throngs of people were gathered in Sydney town center where daily tambourine banging revivals called for the masses to repent and be saved. These scenes, used effectively as the film’s elapsed time indicator, were perhaps the most haunting of all. Slowly the crowds grew thinner and thinner until only flyers tumbled about the empty square.

I don’t spend time worrying about when the end of the earth is coming. However, I do take time to be grateful that Christ touched me in my own little apocalypse to re-open my eyes and ears. One life came to an end, but that end signaled a new beginning.

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