Is this the end?
In mayhem; in grief, in despair, the world comes crashing down to a disastrous and dead end. Everyone fights everyone for every reason under the sun. Military people with their tanks and their guns and then…nothing. Nation against nation. Destruction.
Is this how it ends?
The sky breaks open and familiar light,
we know this light, pours in.
The light speaks, “Forgive your enemies.”
“These enemies, the ones with the guns to my head,
the ones I have by the throat?”
“Yes,” He says. “Them.”
He is speaking to all of us, them and me and you.
The waves come and take everything away.
Don’t be afraid of the waves. Some things need to fall.
The Earth shakes. It is waking up.
This is not the end. Not now. It is the beginning.
Are you ready?
For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4 ESV