You know things are just going swimmingly when you secretly sort of wish the rapture would happen so you aren’t left in the life you are currently living. I mean, how many of you kind of had that secret wish. I’m awfully proud to announce that MISTER Rapture is right here in the bay area. Far as I can tell he’s sticking with “no comment.” Sad, but true.
When I was 14 there was a LOT of lessons about the 2nd coming (aka, the rapture’ish word the Mormons use — we don’t really believe in the SAME rapture but that is when we believe Christ will come). I ended-up just scared out of my wits of Jesus and if he should come and I still have lustful feelings for that drum major at Pleasant Grove. Imagine the heartache when he tells me I’m a sinner.
The fire, the damnation.
But I’ve come to view Christ coming in a very new and different way.
I’m not sure when it happened. It may have had to do with the deaths that I’ve dealt with in my life. The realization that when Christ comes I will also see those who have passed on. The fact that God loves me and seeing Christ would never be an awful tormented feeling, it would be love and joy that HE is our Savior.
I truly do look forward to the day now. I think that a lot of it comes from feeling His live while I live on the earth far away from Him right now. It makes me sad to think of people who think that God will just take up a few supreme beings leaving the rest of us to just fight it out and turn our world into mass chaos. It makes me sad when people don’t think about how much God loves each and every one of us.
And while this is a rambling post, those are the thoughts running through my head.
P.S. Do you have “benchmark” people who you figure if they’re still around it didn’t realy happen? There are some people out there who I am so sure are making it to heaven that I figure if I see them when I die I’m pretty golden. 🙂 Anyone else have random crazy thoughts like this in their head?