“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” .. Matthew 24:37-39 (NIV) …
This scripture so reminds me of today’s world! .. I mean, people are totally oblivious as to what is taking place all around them! .. The world is racing toward a violently climatic disruption and few seem to notice, or even appear to really care. …
Shifting back to Noah’s time for a moment, can we even imagine what people were thinking about him? .. Here’s a guy building a huge boat on the side of a mountain, for heaven’ s sake (no pun intended), and yet people were going on their merry ways not even curious?! .. This should have indicated to at least some that something of a different nature was coming, but oh well ….. I’m quite sure he was the butt of many jokes & that scoffers galore were ripping him to shreds ……
As a ‘watchman’ of God’s prophetic word, this passage has amazing & parallel similarities concerning today’s world. .. To say the least, end-time prophetic signs are exploding all across the globe .. and yet .. most folks just seem to choose to ignore them. .. The only notice we somehow receive are those from the scoffers who seem to be growing in numbers by the day, which includes many of the well-known Christian leaders. .. But then, should I be surprised? .. 2 Peter 3:3-4 says it this way .. “First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, ‘Where is this coming he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.’ ” …. Bible prophecy has never been the most popular subject of choice. .. Even the original prophets of God were ridiculed & subjected to many social abuses. ..
I grew up in a time of no machines .. no internet, I-phones, laptops, smart this & that …. In fact, we didn’t even have a TV until I was 12! … So the only thing we had for communication was our mouths. .. That’s how we communicated! .. We actually had to learn to talk to one another in order to function at all. .. Not so nowadays. .. When I’m out & about, I find it so interesting to observe the LACK of verbal communication. .. One example: I was in Starbucks & there was a table of six young millennials. .. During my approximately 5 minute observation, there was NOT ONE WORD spoken between them. .. Their communication was all done on the machines! … My point is this. .. No one seems to listen or notice anything that’s taking place all around them. .. Simply, they are involved in only the world they choose to be involved in. .. In the few opportunities of discussion I’ve had with this generation, their most common answer is that they just don’t want to ‘go there!’ ..
I used to criticize these young whipper-snappers, but no longer! .. I mean, how can one blame them? .. Several have told me point blank … “why on earth would we want to dwell on the mess the world has become. .. We would much rather live in our chosen environment because it is a much safer place to ‘be.’ ” .. They’ve also said that those who have ventured out have returned full of fear & consternation. ..
This is a really sad commentary! .. I so worry & pray for those who are either ignoring it all to be ‘safe,’ or do try to deal with it all only to live in fear. .. So, my only desire in this writing is to try & provide hope to those who are living this way .. to give them a starting point to rid themselves of all of this fearful baggage they are trying to carry on their own. .. I wrote this song several years ago that I believe God gave me to share with those who will listen. .. Here it is ……
– The Answer –
“Eyes looking out from darkness – lonely & afraid ..
searching for hope & safety – but sensing fear instead ..
Wondering what will free them – in the days to come ..
from the fear of desperation – emptiness for some ..
“Reaching to the heavens – empty & alone ..
searching for an answer – of something that’s unknown ..
Hope seems only fleeting – when faced with despair ..
Grasping for an answer – but finding nothing there ..
“Now they’re running to & fro – everywhere ..
so many seem to have the answer – here & there ..
They’re looking to the wisdom – of this age ..
But answers always seem to lie – on a different page ..
“But there is hope – there is love ..
just beyond – the edges of their gaze ..
There is peace – there’s an answer ..
this is the beginning – of a better day ..
Jesus is the answer – He’s the only way ..
I know that being a ‘watchman’ in today’s world is not popular .. & I also know that most will never read or see this …….. but someone will! .. and my prayer is that it will start them on a journey that will completely & totally free them from all the fears & tribulations of this crazy world. .. In what appears to be hopeless to many, there is a way to complete freedom, and that is simply believing that Jesus Christ is real, and that He is soon coming back to fix this mess we’ve made. .. My prayer is that this brief commentary will spark someone’s interest in looking further into the only truth out there … Jesus Christ! … Hallelujah!
Until next time,