Sometimes, humans really make me ashamed to be one of them.
Not that I’m faulting God in His Creation. I know He intended for us to reflect His glory. And when we do, it’s breathtaking. And someday, we will on a consistent basis.
But for now? For now, the future of humanity looks dim. Perhaps that why Jesus said, “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” Matthew 24:22.
I know it’s good that I’m uncomfortable living on earth. Earth is not my home. It’s not as real as the next dimension I’ll dwell in for eternity. Still, Jesus commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves. From the looks of things, people aren’t loving themselves much because being kind and neighborly is clearly out of fashion.
When the PEZ candy company hosted its annual egg hunt for Easter this year, it turned out to be a very bad idea:
I’ve never been fond of egg hunts. I’m a bit leery of the pagan connection. But, this is America, and egg hunts are as traditional as apple pie. (Our church children’s department does hold one but stresses that we look for the eggs as Jesus looks for us as His lost lambs. I suppose that’s tweaking the pagan practice to fit the pagan rituals much like the Catholic church did in the middle ages. When you live in a pluralistic society, this happens.)
But back to the behavior of those parents at the egg hunt. This is the future, ladies and gentlemen. And if the children grow up to mimic their parents, it’s looking a little bleak.
Come quickly, Lord Jesus! I don’t want my grandchildren to grow up in such a selfish world.
Which is why it’s more important than ever to spread the message of the kindness of Christ and His love. As His followers, it’s absolutely vital that we exhibit the fruits of the Spirit:
How about you? Do you long for the return of Christ? Are you doing your part by walking in love? Weigh in!