I don’t think it is just me
Well, I hope that is true because as I look and listen I am convinced that almost everybody has come to the conclusion that things just don't seem right. They are certainly different than they were just a few years ago.
I think the time that defined it for me was when I retired in 2020. It was 16 days later we were all asked to act for "15 days to slow the spread". There were initially 6 things asked of us:
Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.
If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
If your children are sick, keep them at home. Contact your medical provider.
If someone in your household has tested positive for the Coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.
If you are an older American, stay home and away from other people.
If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition—such as a significant heart or lung problem—stay home and away from other people. 1
Now we all did that and thought nothing of it at the time. I know I didn't because on March 7, 2020, in Perry, FL I tripped on a gas hose and dislocated my shoulder. So for the next 6 weeks, I was laid up with that and 15 days was actually nothing as I was not able to do much of anyway.
As I think back and then consider everything that has happened, it is easy for me to see how something that seemed so insignificant has changed our lives and those who are after us.
I understand that it is not that event in and of itself but rather all that transpired since then. Life is simply different and the way people think and act is different probably more than any time in history.
Today I was reading and in Luke 17:22 NLT Jesus says-
...“The time is coming when you will long to see the day when the Son of Man returns, but you won’t see it.”
Luke continues with Jesus saying in verses 26-35:
““When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days, the people enjoyed banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat and the flood came and destroyed them all. “And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot. People went about their daily business—eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building— until the morning Lot left Sodom. Then fire and burning sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. Yes, it will be ‘business as usual’ right up to the day when the Son of Man is revealed. On that day a person out on the deck of a roof must not go down into the house to pack. A person out in the field must not return home. Remember what happened to Lot’s wife! If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it. That night two people will be asleep in one bed; one will be taken, the other left. Two women will be grinding flour together at the mill; one will be taken, the other left.””
Jesus was speaking of a day to come when He would return to take His bride the church home. We refer to it as the Rapture of the church. Not a Biblical word but yet a very common and understood word of what happens next on the end times clock.
When you add what we read here and watch around you is there really any doubt that we are in a time we have never been before? Of course not, we all believe that something is going to happen and it will.
After the Lord comes for His bride, the world enters the 7 years of the Great Tribulation. Ultimately to the end of time as we know it with a 1,000-year reign by Christ. One more attempt on the part of Satan and his followers. Then a casting and locking of the door forever to hell. Satan and his demons and all who did not know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
I don't think it's just me who thinks things are bad. Everyone does and that is regardless of faith, political alignment, or nationality So what do we do? I know that for me I trust the Lord and accept that there is much I don't know but I do know that Jesus is my Lord and Savior. Yes, I wish things would get better and they may, but I'm not really sure of that happening. So, in the meantime, I will pray and live my life each day. I will ask the good Lord to bless and keep our family, friends, and others. And that the Lord would give wisdom to those who are leading our nation. For it certainly seems that many are in great need of such wisdom.
In God's Grace,