I could list a dozen other proclamations of doom that have circulated in the last couple of years with the same result.
The doomsayers got huge play on social media and were spread far and why by Christians seeing them as harbingers (no pun intended) of the end of all things.
They were proof that Jesus was coming soon…and He is as mad as a wet cat.
Before the next round of not really apocalyptic non events grab your attention, let me give you a fact and a possible change of focus.
Jesus is already here.
His kingdom has come.
No, the kingdom is not here in it’s fullness and Jesus has not come physically to set up His final kingdom…but He is here and He is reigning all the same.
He is here in the hearts and hands of everyone who claims Him as Savior and Lord.
He is working and ruling the same way.
While we wait expectantly for something really godawful to happen to merit His return, He is calling on us to be His ambassadors and do His work in a world where there is already more than enough terror and tragedy to go around.
We expand the boundaries of His kingdom when we do and it’s the spread of that kingdom that will lead to His return, not the political machinations or sinful folly of mere men.
These are desperate times for many.
Your neighbors do not need prophets of doom, they need the hands and heart of Jesus Christ extended to them…they need the kingdom come into their lives as we do the will of God on earth as it is in heaven.
We are not called to proclaim the bad news, but the good…the best news there is.
This world is not our home, but we have been placed here to make it look like His to the degree we are able with His help.
May He find us working at His return, not spreading rumors of doom, but the promise of life.
Make your own application…