|"Empty Shelves in Putney"|
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A thought which has been going through my mind quite a few times during COVID-19 is "WOW! How quickly people's lives changed in a matter of minutes or hours." People went from having great jobs with an income to having no income, from having plenty of food to having to repeatedly search several stores to find it, from being able to find the simplest item such as toilet paper to having to ask neighbors or friends for a roll or go shopping at odd hours to find it or even order it online, from having a crazy hectic ridiculous schedule to being home all the time not having anything to do because you didn't invest in your family or home time, from confidently being about their business to being scared or frightened about their every move and this list could go on and on.
I can't help but think about the last days of this earth, our world, the universe. Throughout my life, I've been taught in church about the Lord returning for His People, the Christians. Fortunately for me, I had a few great Sunday School teachers, one in particular who did a study on Bible Prophecy where I learned quite about the Lord's Return. While Christians, and definitely not this writer, do not know the day or hour of His Return, we can watch the events of this world and understand that His Coming is getting close.
A key point of importance about the Lord's Return is He will return without warning and quick-
"It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown.
For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever.
And we who are living will also be transformed." - 1 Corinthians 15:52
The Scripture tells us, it will happen quicker than an instant. We will go from this life to the next. For me, I am excited to be reminded of that and to hold fast onto the Promise. However, if you're not a Christian, it will not be an exciting time.
As we saw with the pandemic of COVID-19, it caused a panic and shutdown of countries, including the USA, really quickly. I was surprised at how quick it happened. If you think that was quick, the Lord's Return will be much quicker and will not be like COVID-19 where countries and states did what they determined best for their locations. It will be all at once. The time on earth after this will not be fun and it will make the pandemic of COVID-19 look like a "dress rehearsal" at best.
I have never been one to run around saying "The END is near! REPENT!" nor gloom and doom kinda guy. However, I am one to share the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ, and that His Return for Christian may be sooner than we think.
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