Chances are, you've heard something lately about the end of the world. An ancient Mayan calendar supposedly points to 2012 as the end date. Family Radio has determined that Judgement Day will come on May 21, 2011. Just to get it clear straight off, I don't believe we will know ahead of time when Jesus will come back. I believe that Jesus, himself, was very clear on this point.
"But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of man be...Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come...Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man cometh." Matthew 24:36-39,42,44 (KJV).
So what are we to do? What's the point of worrying about it, if we don't know when it's coming, anyway? Well, the last verse above kind of twists that around. "Therefore be ye also ready." We need to be ready ALL THE TIME. We can't let our guard down. We can't think we have more time. We can't say "I'll worry about it, tomorrow." Tomorrow may not come.
As a parent, this is even more of an issue. I was reading a post at "Building a Heritage of Faithfulness." Please read her post, "Training Children in Godliness ~ A Far-Sighted Focus." It is a beautiful post, which really challenged my plans for educating my children. What do we really need to be teaching them? I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.