Friday, May 27, 2011

Living every day as if it was my last.

If someone will tell you that today is your last day on earth, what will you do? Will you laugh at the foolishness of this person? Will you relinquish your worldly possessions, repent your sins and spend your last hours praising God and preaching His words? Will you scramble and turn to do the earthly things that you have not yet experienced in this lifetime?

When I heard the news that a religious group in the US predicted that doomsday would happen on the 21st of May, 2011, my initial reaction was disbelief. I firmly believe that nobody can predict the Lord’s return. The Bible, although it gave us signs of the end of times, also warned us of false prophets. Come to think of it, knowing when the world will end defeats the purpose of us having to turn to the Lord in our own free will.

I spent the day just like any ordinary day. We went to a resort in Bulacan, with Donna and her friends. The resort was jam-packed, an indication that these people too did not take the doomsday prediction seriously. Based on the news reports, the world will end at 6pm Manila time. We left the resort at almost 7pm; still alive and kicking.

Surely, the doomsday prediction was a hoax. But most Christians believe in the Lord’s second coming. We just don’t know when it will happen. It maybe tomorrow, next year or we may not live to see it right before our eyes. One thing is for sure, we will leave this world one way or another.

If there’s anything good that we can get from this incident is that it gave us the opportunity to rethink our lives and see where we are in terms of our salvation. Can we firmly say that we are ready for the Lord’s second coming?

The world is filled with wickedness; evil is lurking on every corner, some countries are on the verge of war. These are all indications that people are still living away from the goodness of the Lord. Christian teachings taught me that we need to profess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior in order for us to be saved. It is written in Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Say, "Father in Heaven, I believe that Jesus died for my sins."

Life is full of uncertainties. We don’t know what will happen today or tomorrow. Every day is a gift from God. Perhaps, it is best for us to live everyday as if it were our last. Let us not waste our time with trivial and petty things. Let us live our lives fully and joyfully.

May God richly bless us all!

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