A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Scripture and a Snapshot-Matthew 24: 42-44

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Scripture and a Snapshot-Matthew 24: 42-44

I'm linking up once again for one of my favorite linkups- Scripture and a Snapshot!



"Therefore be alert, since you don’t know what day your Lord is coming....If the homeowner had known what time the thief was coming, he would have stayed alert.... This is why you also must be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."-Matthew 24: 42-44

Hmmm, wonder why I chose this verse this week? Seems like someone could have saved himself some embarrassment by reading this...and a few similar scriptures, right? All kidding aside, I do feel for the people who actually believed the man who stated that yesterday, 6 pm, the world would end. I've heard there were people who gave up life savings, etc, thinking this would really happen. I'm not sure if this is true or not, but I hope for their sake that's just crazy talk and no one really did that! (I know most that I know, religious or not, believed the whole thing was just insane as well!!)

But seriously, I cannot understand how people can continue to try and predict when this is going to happen when it's clearly written that NO ONE will know! So really, what's the point in guessing? It could all be over tomorrow, next week, month, year...20 years from now, 100 years from now...we just cannot begin to know. So perhaps instead of worrying about it and dwelling on what could happen, we should just make the best of the time we do have and live life to the fullest.


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3 comments:

  1. Yep! Amen to that! The thing that irks me about the whole thing is that this guy and others like him are so grossly misleading people. And their actions, hypocrisy and foolishness cast such a terrible light on Christianity that if they didn't succeed in misleading someone, chances are pretty good that they've succeeded in deterred someone instead.

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  2. Such an interesting topic.
    I definitely agree with Katie - it's a shame that some non-Christians use such examples as "proof" that Christians are crazy or mislead.

    I've seen a few bloggers use the circumstances however as a sort of reality-check that, hey, the world could have ended a day before that prediction, it could end two minutes from now - am I living like I'm ready?

    I agree that we shouldn't worry about it, but I know that for myself, I don't always live like the end of the world (at any unknown time) is a reality. I need your verse & photo to remind me to stay alert. :)

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  3. I love this picture... I agree.

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