We’re still here.
The world didn’t end on May 21, 2011 at 6pm EST, CST, MST or PST.
You have not been left behind.
Shocking, I know.
Despite Harold Camping’s “prophecy”, Jesus did not return this weekend — just like He didn’t back in ’94, either.
Instead, those of us Christ-followers who believe in a literal translation of verses like Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32, are left to contend with a world that, especially at the moment, questions not only what we believe but also our sanity.
I would, too.
You see, it doesn’t matter that 99% of Christians thought Camping was crazy, too.
He left an impression — a really, really bad one but one nonetheless.
Although most of the satirical Facebook statuses and Tweets on the crisis-that-never-was have ceased, the damage has been done.
The question now is what are we, as real Christ-followers, going to do about it?
Our response is crucial, because Camping wasn’t all wrong.
One day Jesus is coming back to call His children – not ones who check “Christian” on a survey like you would check “Caucasian” or “African American” but instead His true followers- home.
There will be a tribulation. Their will be judgement. The world as we know it will end.
The order of these events and the details of how all of that will occur are beyond my knowledge, as well as the knowledge of anyone out there touring the country with giant charts and graphs. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid, people.
We know basic facts, yes, but to say we have it all figured out is just plain wrong.
I have my reasons, though, for believing that He’s not about to share His glory with any soothsayer who claims to have it all figured out but instead is just out for a quick buck and a bunch of media hype. Maybe Camping sincerely believed in his claim. I doubt it, but hey, I can’t judge his heart.
On the other hand, Jesus can. Jesus knows all of us better than we know ourselves.
Contrary to popular belief, He doesn’t even want our money… He just wants us.
He’ll come back, too — when He’s good and ready.