I think it's safe to say that most people have heard the ancient Mayan calendar ends today, leading some to think that the world is coming to an end. Today is December 21, 2012 and I'm still here. If you're reading this, that means you are too.
No one really knows why the Mayans chose this date to end their calendar. I think the suggestion in the illustration above is as good as any. Personally, I never gave this apocalypse theory any credence because as a Christian I know that any day someone declares will be the end can automatically be ruled out.
“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." ~ Matthew 24:36
If God didn't tell even Jesus when the world would end, I am positive He didn't give that information to anyone else either.
As much as we may make light of these prophecies, it's really something we should take seriously. Why? Because there are lost people in this world who take it seriously. Do you know anyone who believes in this prophecy? Have you shared with them the truth of God's word?
Believers in the Mayan prophecy may be relatively few. Far greater are those who just don't know what to believe and think this scenario is as likely as any. If you don't know for sure, then you just don't know.
As confident as I am that the world will not end for humanity today, I'm equally confident that today will mark the end for some people. No individual knows with certainty how long they will live. Life is fragile and can end in an instant.
God wants everyone to come to know Him and be saved (Matthew 18:14). While He's perfectly capable of revealing Himself on His own, instead He chooses to do it through those who already believe. Jesus says there are many waiting to be saved, but only a few who will share the way to salvation. (Luke 10:2) Will you be one of the few? I know it can feel uncomfortable or awkward sharing your faith, but what is five minutes of you feeling stupid compared to someone's eternity? The more hostile to God's message the world around us seems, the more they need that message!
Father, I thank you that you loved us so much that you sent your Son to model a perfect life and pay the penalty for our sins. Give us the courage to share what has come to be a controversial message, so that many may come to know you as Lord and Savior and no longer live in fear.
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