A Matter of Perspective
Have you ever noticed that when things go a bit wonky in the world that right away people’s thoughts turn to the end of the world?
Maybe it’s just me that thinks this way but I looked up a bunch of stuff today on predictions for the end of the world. With Russia invading Ukraine, many people wonder if this is the beginning of the end.
Well, if you are reading this article to find out the answer, I will let you know right now that I do not have that answer. People have talked about the world coming to an end for as long as the idea of an end has been present.
My thought at the present time is that the world has already ended and we haven’t figured it out yet!
The websites I perused had many theories and predictions and speculations but no real answers because no one really knows when the end will come.
If you read the Bible, you can see many of the signs of the end times that have been prophesied. But those do not give a date and time, either.
Humankind has long been a superstitious bunch. I am not saying the Bible is superstition, although some do believe that. What I am saying is that humans always read into everything. And as a superstitious lot, humans often get things wrong.
It is hard to argue with some predictions that have come to fruition but on the other hand, there are also some things that are just things that happen and we shouldn’t see them as any more than the events or happenings that they are.
I’m not saying we shouldn’t prepare ourselves and our families when threats seem imminent, I am just saying that not everything is an omen of doom.
More than preparing ourselves for earthly danger, I believe that we need to prepare our hearts for eternity. As a Christ-follower, I believe that means being ready to meet our creator God. Others have different opinions.
Although Russia doing what they are doing is disturbing, there are probably worse things going on in our own neighborhoods.
Again, I’m not saying that we shouldn’t be concerned about the affairs of the world but when we forget about our neighbors I don’t think we are doing the world any favors.
Lastly, I do not believe it pays to worry about tomorrow. That is not to say that we should not prepare as stated above. I only mean that worrying about the future instead of living today can make for a very sad and non-abundant life.
It’s okay to have some worry about things but not to the point that it takes over your present.