Showing posts from May, 2011

Late for the Rapture?

“If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them. At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.
“But in those days, following that distress, "the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’
“At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds,  from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time wi…

Sharing each other's burden...

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.  1 Peter 3:8 NIV
The weather had been dreary for weeks, but the day of the funeral dawned bright and clear.  It could easily have been considered a beautiful day, if we were doing something else-fishing, getting married, camping, going for a walk.  But this day we would be burying my grandfather, and there was difficult work to do.
The family got to the church early to make sure things were right.  And of course, things weren't right.  Not only were we missing my grandfather, but the power point wouldn't work that my cousin so diligently created and she was beside herself with grief and frustration.  A woman came from work to fix that.  At the last minute, the family considered the littlest great grandchildren's and great-grand daughter's response to Pops being "asleep" and we made a frantic search for a babysitter.  Fortunately, a dear friend and her children ca…