[2012 – are we ready?]
i watched 2012 on Tuesday with the Chamber during one of our traditional English Language Movie Premieres… ever since then the topic of upcoming doom makes its way into my brain once in a while.
the thing is… it is all quite possible. and more than that, we have been promised something along those lines in Revelation written by John. can we go on and live our lives pretending that “yeah, that was a book and a story, but we got reality going on here, yannow?”
can we? or do we?
most of us don’t even think about the fact that the end of the world might be just around the corner. i do not know whether i will live another minute, let alone a week or a month. i hope i will live a long life and enjoy it, but i do not know.
i think 2012 movie was good in the sense that besides a brilliant set of special effects and scenes that made you move to the edge of your seat (or stairs, in my case… there wasn’t enough space, but i didn’t mind)… besides those, there was this idea that the earth might not stay alive for much longer.
yes, we might decide to all move to Africa (which is the only continent for some reason left unflooded… even though Everest was).
yes, we might think of becoming modern-days Noahs and build an ark for ourselves and our pets.
yes, we might decide that it’s not worth it at all and stop caring.
but that’s not it. that is not the answer.
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9, NLT
moving to Africa won’t help. one Ark was built already and something tells me it won’t be enough to get saved when the world will be ending. however, forgetting the fact that we all are gonna die one day or another (be it the end of the world or just the end of your world) is not a way out either.
Paul tells us that the way to get saved is through admitting that you believe in Christ and His saving death and His wonderful resurrection.
therefore, the only task before the world ends is to help others discover Him and His wonderful gift. i am far from perfect and i still struggle with day-to-day problems, yet i know that i am not afraid of my death (dying, maybe, not death). after all, it’s gonna be cool.
btw, a pretty decent overview of the 2012 movie can be found here.