“The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching." an Assyrian tablet, c. 2800 BCE.
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." Charles Schultz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip. 4
"Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future." Niels Bohr physicist
"Jesus is coming soon...look busy!" bumper sticker
OK maybe it isn't ending today...but we never know...maybe...
Jesus said no one knows the hour or the day but we can keep our eyes open, our hearts ready and hands busy. This is not just a "Looking busy" but a genuine following heart after his. Jesus encourages us to persevere through difficulties, to stay focused on him during deception and to remain faithful through it all.
Read Revelation anew this month with a heart for worship and awe.