Back when I was in high school (yes, I know I’m dating myself now) a song came out by R.E.M that stated:
“It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine!”
I confess that I while I can’t sing the verses, the chorus still echoes in my mind, and sometimes comes out of my mouth.
Sorry if I just got it stuck in your head now, too!
A couple of weeks ago in church we tackled the topic of Hell. It was pretty intense. And then last week we looked at how we should live in light of eternity with “sober judgement.” That topic was no less, ahem, sobering!
So, as we continue in Luke 17 this coming week, Jesus fields a question from the Pharisees about God’s coming Kingdom. He responds to the question and takes the opportunity to pull back the curtain on the last day of this current universe. It’s pretty powerful stuff, and a topic that many people find both polarizing and confusing.
While there are many different perspectives on the end of the world, there is one thing that we can all agree on; on that day, not everyone is going to “feel fine!”
Having a settled perspective on this last day is important. But even more important is being able to “feel fine” about that coming day. Understanding that last day also informs how we should live every day between now and then.
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See you Sunday!
(Unless the world ends before then!)