This past week has been a thought opener for me. Two events:

  1. the hope of the end times promoted by David Meade.

2.the NFL haggling over taking a knee.

An article came to mind: one remembering Martin Luther, way back in the 1500’s when he resisted the authorities by posting his 95 theses ushering in the Protestant Reformation. Luther had a crisis situation that promoted him to ‘live as if God was real’ by sending that lightning strike to get his attention. Do we consider that the wrath of nature (hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning) may be the Almighty Creator God trying to get our attention directed toward HIM?  Luther did. Moses did. Noah too. The Bible tells us about the end times? The tribulation (7 years, 3 ½ years?) The thousand-year reign when all things are restored. Restored to what? To the time before Adam and Eve disobeyed? To an earthly paradise again? What will that be like for us personally?  God told Adam to work for 6 days and take the 7th day for rest. So, will we still be working during the 1000-year reign when Jesus rules from Jerusalem. 1000 years? Will our life span then be comparable to those famous ole timers of around 1000 years; Adam lived for 930 years, Moses for 960. Hmm, If the Lord came back today would I have another 921 years of life. All sickness, weakness and disease wiped out, fit as a fiddle for 8 centuries. No snakes tempting, but will TV adds still be tempting?

Just pondering.