Okay, so today was the day that Harold Camping predicted that the end of the world would begin. Apparently he said it would all start at 6:00PM, but didn't specify what time zone or where at in the world this 6:00 would take place. Since Mr. Harold is in California, I'm betting he's thinking 6:00 their time. I guess Jesus is a fan of Hollywood himself. (Looks at clock) It's 7:45 PM central time which means that the end of the world is supposed to start in about 15 minutes if Jesus is in fact going by Pacific time. ;-)
I need groceries BADLY. However, I know better than to go to the grocery stores in town right now. Last night the news reported that there was absolutely no bottled water available anywhere in Lubbock. I can only imagine how hectic it was. I used to work in a grocery store for 5 years - the Christmas rush was bad enough. Could you imagine enduring the apocalyptic rush to grab as many bottles of water and canned food items you could? (shakes head) Get real people!!! First off, the world is not ending today.
As the bible states:
“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Mark 13:32
“The Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” Matthew 24:34
What makes this Camping guy think that he can predict it when the good book itself clearly states that no one, not even the angels, know when the day will be? I also heard a rumor that Mr. Camping is saying that he and his followers prayed so hard that they stopped the end of the world from happening today. How does that crow taste??
Another thing that gets me is that so many people who were firm believers in this prediction went out and spent their life savings and blew through their money like nothing. Ouch. That's all I can say about that. Ouch.
Getting back to my point about the mad dash to get food. Seriously, if the world really were to end today, what good would all that food do you anyhow? I guess people were anticipating the fact that they were going to be held up in their homes and try to outlast the rapture. Visions of crazed human beings ravaging homes and looting stores pops into my mind while those who stocked up on their food board up their windows and fight off those of us who decided not to panic and stock up on food that would go to waste anyway. Personally, if Jesus came to gather up the Christians I wouldn't want to prolong it. Take me away to heaven (If I belong there. I try to be the best Christian I can be but in the end, it's all up to the man upstairs. I'd like to think I was going to heaven though.)
Also, so many people freaked out about this, as well as the December 21, 2012 prediction. In reality, if it is gonna end, it's gonna end. What are you going to do about it? You can't yell out to Jesus and tell him you're not ready. Too bad so sad! What's the good in panicking and freaking out about it?
While today's prediction was totally wrong and I'm sure the December 2012 prediction is wrong, we can all still use this as an eye opener. Just because Mr. Camping is a complete lunatic and was way off, that doesn't mean that the end of the world will never happen, because guess what - it will.... Maybe not in our lifetimes, but possibly so. We don't know. The eye opener in all of this is that we need to strive to be better people and prepare. I'm not perfect - I have my days where I'm Miss Negative and am hard to live with but I truly am trying to be a better Christian. I don't want to get more preachy so I'll leave it at that... One thing that bugs me more than anything is someone telling me how to live, so I won't do that to whoever might stumble across this blog.
(Looks at clock) Okay, it's officially 8:00 Central Time, which means it's 6:00 in California. Hmmmm....
Again I ask... Harold Camping... How does that crow taste???