March 03, 2011
End of the World? My Opinion
I am a Christian and I believe that the Bible is the Word of God. In the Bible it says no one, including Jesus, knows the date or time of Jesus' second coming or further when the world will end. Only God knows. The Bible does tell us to watch and pray.
So - do I live in fear right now? No. Do I sell off all of my possessions and sit in a field and wait? No.
We are obviously living in quite desperate times. So what is my response? I think about what Jesus would want me to do. He wouldn't want me to hide in my bed with the covers over my head. Instead as things happen and as needs arise, I do what I can to meet those needs.
I sponsor three Compassion International children in impoverished countries, I go to church and pray, I give to my church and other charities. I give to the food pantry and to the Red Cross and United Way. I move from fear to the opportunities to help others that surround me.
I am convinced God doesn't want us to isolate ourselves being fearful. Instead he wants us to pray and to show love to others by helping those suffering in the world.
Years ago there was that phrase "What would Jesus Do?" Well I am convinced Jesus wouldn't be hiding in a hole somewhere. He would be out there with the people feeding them, comforting them, caring for them and meeting their needs. What better way to show God's love to others than to help them when they are suffering. That is what we should focus on.
With that in mind, take up my Random Acts of Kindness Challenge. Get your focus on helping others and off of fear. And most important, don't forget to pray.