12-30-14 My Most Memorable New Year's Eve

“All the relatives are going to stay at my place New Year’s Eve because all the computers are going to crash and there will be no power.  We have a wood burner and have stocked up food for the last few months” a church member told me. “Do you want to come over, too?”

“No, I believe my God is bigger than Y2K. Besides with time zones, we will know it is happening on the other side of the globe long before it happens here.”  They still met together, absolutely sure that the world as we know it would end and we would be thrown back 200 years.  We would have to use oil lambs for light, wood for heat, horses for travel and no microwaves!

It looks so silly in retrospect.  There are teenagers that never experienced the collective panic of Y2K. They would be so proud of their parents because nothing happened that night.  Everything went on as before.  Alarmists everywhere scrambled to save face. 

There is something to be said about being prepared for the future.  The Bible does say that the world will end and that no man will know when that will be. The way to prepare is not to stock up on weapons, food and water in order to survive, but to trust Christ as Savior and have your eternal destination settled.  Plus, there day-to-day blessing of having Jesus accompany those that have gotten saved.  No need to panic.  No need to fear another Y2K. 

“But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” Mark 13:32.

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