Monday, May 23, 2011

End of Weekend, End of Days

Well ... May 21st has come and gone and here we remain.

This particular sign made me giggle. A "Save the Date" for Jesus' return? Really?? Unbelievable.

I was ready though, ya'll! I wore my glittery, gold pumps and everything.

Even though I knew that it wasn't going to happen, I still had that "if it does happen, I need to be ready attitude." But not only do I need to be ready, my kids need to be ready.

What better way to make sure your kids are ready for the rapture than to scare them half to death by mentioning that it could be happening the very next day? At least that's what I told Beau I wanted to do. He said, "No." Spoilsport.

However, I did mention what was going on to them and asked if they were ready, which I tend to ask on a regular basis anytime something end-of-days-ish happens. "Are you ready?" I ask. To which I get eye-rolls and the emotionless, "yes, Mom." I think they're callous to the question.

It did provide another good teaching opportunity about being ready at all times. Not just for them but for me too. Because, if I'm being totally honest and real here ... I would like to be definite about my kids being ready before Jesus returns. I'm selfish like that. Sounds horrible to say, doesn't it? I just want to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they're ready. I think they are, but do any of us ever really know?

I pray every day that they are and that their lives would reflect that. And, yes they say they are and we as parents have taught them all the right things, but ultimately it's up to them to decide.

There are moments that I get tiny glimpses into their souls. I love that. And, I think ... "They're doing OK." And, I breathe a sigh of relief.

Then there are days I think ... "Did these children hear anything I've said for the past 10-13 years? And who are they?"

Kinda sounds like us as adults, huh? We're exactly the same way with God.

I want to be ready and always expecting. But, not just expecting ... expecting something good!

So as I sit in my recliner this morning and not walking the streets of gold, I determine to be even more expectant about our coming King. And I pray even more fervently for His move on the lives of, not only my children, but my family, my friends, my world.

"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting ANYONE to perish, but EVERYONE to come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:9 


Tammy said...

Good stuff! Im with you, I feel very passionately about making sure my children are ready. When the REAL rapture happens, which will be...uhh...nobody knows, I want to make sure we are all walking those streets of gold together!! :)

Penny said...

Good comparison. =) I'm sure God thinks that about me on a regular basis: "Did she even PAY ATTENTION AT ALL??" That seems to be me all the time...