It’s been well publicized, talked about, and joked about. Harold Camping has predicted that tomorrow, May 21st, is the beginning of the end for this precious Earth. The rapture is supposed to happen and the Earth will officially be destroyed in October.

As of the time of this post, #iftheworldendsonsaturday is a trending Twitter topic. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) recently published some advice on how to survive a zombie apocalypse although I think it’s unrelated.

The point of this post is not to support or deny Harold Camping’s claims. You probably have already made up your mind and you’re either ready for the rapture or ready to say ‘I told you so’. We firmly believe the Bible in Matthew 24:36 which reads (NIT) “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Conclusion: Nobody will know when it will happen; although, I did have a seminary professor state that while he couldn’t figure out the day or hour, he could figure out the month and the year. Actually he couldn’t, because he was wrong more than once.

The point of this post is simple. The end of the world is going to come at some point and as many pastors have joked before – “We are closer to it now than we have ever been before.” Maybe the rapture does happen tomorrow. Maybe it doesn’t happen until the year 5032 (legal disclaimer: that’s not a prediction by the way). The point is that we should live each day like it is our last. We should hug tight the ones we hold dear. We should make sure we say the words ‘I love you’ so that those we love absolutely know it. I need to do that more… a lot more. The point is that if we live this day, whatever day today is, like it is our last – one day we are going to be right and we can leave this world with peace.

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