Well, thank you to all those who have been reading my ‘wonderings’ over the past few weeks. A special welcome to the new visitors who have been looking at what I wrote about the May 21 predictions of the ‘end of the world’.
I guess I won’t be seeing you next week. The subject will no longer be relevant or we won’t be here to talk about it. Please note the “we” in that last sentence. Those who are adamant that Jesus is coming again tomorrow might be surprised. While I think they have a narrow veiw of the Bible and a very limited understanding of God’s revelation, I too believe in the second coming of Jesus.
Nowhere does the Bible say, “If you believe on the Lord Jesus, and work out the day of his coming, you will be saved.” So when, where and how, I do not know but 21 May 2011 is as good a day as any.
So, if Jesus comes tomorrow, well and good. If not, how sad. Sad for the ordinary folk involved, and for the children. I’m not worried about the leaders. They should know better and, anyway, they tend to dust themselves off, make a few excuses, and get on with their lives. But the ordinary folk? Does anyone care? Does anyone help them deal with the uncertainty that such a massive disappointment must cause?
It will also be sad because the whole exercise turns people away from Jesus and towards us and our clever calculations of the second coming.
Fortunately Jesus is bigger than our follies, our unbelief, our misunderstanding, and our misrepresentation. And God’s grace is deep and wide enough for us all, however far we have fallen, and however far we have wandered. That is one thing this wondering preacher knows from his own experience. So, if we are still here on 22 May, may we practice that grace and continue to believe in God’s mercy towards the foolish and the arrogant, the sinners and the saints.
Oh, and do keep coming back. I’d love to have you, and do feel free to leave a comment.