My Musings – “Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care? If so I can’t imagine why. We’ve all got time enough to cry.” (Robert William Lamm, a founding member of the rock band Chicago).
Does anybody really know what time it is – “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:36, NIV 1984). Only recently, with the threat of catastrophic climate change, has man once again began to consider that the days of this earth may be numbered. Not since the darkest days of the Cold War and the madness of “mutual assured destruction” has the threat seemed so real and imminent. Doomsday clocks can predict, but only God knows when to end the age of grace and usher in the age of His wrath.
Does anybody really care – “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.” (Matthew 24:12, NIV 1984). No matter how our culture tries to re-define right and wrong, few I believe would dispute there is increased wickedness in this world. Just as quickly as we sweep one vice under the rug, at least one more rises to take its place. No wonder the love of most is growing cold. And fewer and fewer people really care any more about morality or about others.
If so I can’t imagine why – “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark.” (Matthews 24:37–38, NIV 1984). Can we really say that we can’t imagine why things have gotten to the state they are in? Yet we go on, life as usual, up until the “birth pains” become nearly unbearable. “Then the end will come.“
We’ve all got time enough to cry – “Throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 25:30, NIV 1984). For those thrown outside, time enough (an eternity) to cry.
My Advice – We do not know the day or the hour. If you are among the “people trying to beat the clock,” that’s a dangerous game to play. “So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” (Matthew 24:43–44, NIV 1984). “Still don’t care about time?” “If so, I can’t imagine why.”