There has been some talk lately about rapture occurring this coming Saturday, May 21, 2011. I have looked into why they are saying that it will occur this Saturday because it interests me as to why we would know the day all of a sudden. I was always under the impression that it would be an unknown day to us, but according to many people it is this Saturday because of some ancient calendars and some dates that have been discussed in the Bible. I won't go into detail here about all of those dates, but the end of the world will then occur five months later on October 21, 2011. This whole scenario has made me think about my life and about all of those people around me that I fear do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. It sort of scares me and upsets me that I haven't done more to get them ready. Even if rapture doesn't occur this Saturday it could occur at any time, and I feel like I need to help those I love see the light so they don't miss out on an eternity in Heaven.
I think about whether or not I am ready..sure..it makes me sad to think about all that I will miss out on here, but when I think about that it seems so silly to even think that way. I certainly won't care about Earthly things once I get to be in a place where there is no sickness, no pain, no loss, and one of the most important things to me right now is that Heaven holds my children! I will finally get to be with them! I can't imagine the feeling of seeing Heaven and to be with Jesus forever. How awesome my life will truly be then. I of course worry about the dumb things like what will happen to my dogs? Do they get to come? What about my children who can't really comprehend what it means to ask Jesus in their hearts? They say they love Jesus, and they know a lot about Jesus and Heaven thanks to us, but..will they get to come with us too because they may not have made that choice just yet because they truly don't understand as a result of their age? I worry because I worry about everything! I can't help it! The thought of leaving my children behind scares the daylights out of me just like it scares the daylights out of me that there are so many people in my life that I probably won't ever see again. I am not God, and I have no idea how Judgment Day will go, but I do know that these people do not have any type of relationship with Jesus at all. I just feel this intense desire to change that, but I have no idea how to even begin to reach out to all of them when they haven't really been receptive to me before. I am the kind of person who doesn't want to push my beliefs on someone because I don't want to scare them away from what it means to be a Christian. I know a few people who are so strong in their faith who truly glow as a result, but they tend to scare others away from becoming Christians themselves because they think you have to be like that in order to be a Christian. I have always hoped that people take a look at my life and see how my faith has helped me handle whatever God has thrown my way. I want to be an example of how much better life can be when you have God at the center of it. I might not be very outspoken about my beliefs unless asked, but I truly hope that people know how much I love God.
I have to say that I feel much closer to God since Aubree was born even though I don't understand why it had to happen in the first place. I sort of feel so much more thankful for Him because He is taking care of her for me. I feel such peace just knowing that she is in such good hands. I miss her here, but I honestly feel like her life is so much better now. I can't be more thankful that she was welcomed with open arms into her Heavenly home that dreary day in February.
I have no idea if rapture will truly occur this coming Saturday, but it is coming..Are you ready for it? Are those around you ready for it? It could happen years from now or it could happen tomorrow..Either way we need to prepare ourselves and make sure we are ready for it to happen so we don't miss out the most wonderful thing in the world. My Pastor made a comment a few weeks ago in one of his sermons about Christianity. He said that we could all be wrong about eternity and that it could all just be a hoax, but is it worth not believing because if we are wrong then we will miss out on the best thing we will ever experience? He also stated that you aren't losing anything at all by believing..you live a much richer, fuller life as a result of your faith so what is the harm in believing? You can either believe and lose nothing or you can not believe and lose everything. I certainly don't want to take that chance..My life is so much better and so much richer because of my faith. I don't ever want to give that up..
"Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls." 1 Peter 1:8-9