Where am I headed? Where are we headed? These are the questions I ask myself while we are half-way through the year 2020. We continue to deal with Covid-19, with the infection rates in the United States rising to record numbers. Because of this, a record number of people are dealing with mass unemployment. There is the continued problem of police brutality against minorities, and the retaliation and backlash because of it. Then there is the issue of a lack of leadership, and I am not talking about the obvious culprit. It is an issue a lot of older people have noticed in every aspect of our society.
Add global warming, senseless murders, and people separating themselves from God, it seems like we are living in the end times. When referring to the last days, Paul said in 2 Timothy 3:2-3 that “people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good.” This is going on right now. A new generation that’s been blessed with the things their parents never had growing up are ungrateful, and they argue with their parents over trivial things. Some of them scoff at Christianity and the ones that practices it. A lot of them support and condone things that are obviously evil, and fight against the people that try to lead them in the right direction.
Revelation 16:9 says “they were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.” As we experience record temperatures, some people still ignore the recommendations of the medical experts to wear a mask and social distancing to stop the spread of Covid-19. They disregard this advice, and when some are struck down by the virus, they said “what kind of God would let this happen?” They want to blame God, but they don’t want to blame themselves. This is the time we are living in right now.
For people like myself that do pay attention, we need to prepare ourselves for the time ahead. We need to continue wearing our mask and social distancing, avoiding places where there is a lot of conflict, and stock up on supplies just in case things get worse. We need to pray for God to forgive us for our sins and get us out of the mess we’re currently in. Our future and our survival will depend on it.