Thursday, May 19, 2011
RICK AND BUBBA
Please don't hold this against me, but I am an avid Rick and Bubba listener. For those of you who may not know, Rick and Bubba are cohosts of the Rick and Bubba Show, a syndicated comedic radio program based out of Birmingham, AL. I like to listen to it because it makes me laugh AND they both claim to be Christians, which makes for a clean radio broadcast I'm not ashamed for my kids to hear. This morning, one of the big topics was the prediction of the rapture of the church by Harold Camping. He has predicted that this event will take place on May 21, 2011, which is this coming Saturday. Well, obviously no one, NOT EVEN JESUS, knows the day or hour when the rapture will take place according to Matthew 24:36 which says, "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the son, but only the Father." However, as I was listening to Rick and Bubba converse about this topic this morning, one of them (not sure which) made this comment. They said (and I'll paraphrase)..."the rapture probably won't take place on this predicted day, but nonetheless, on May 21, 2011, SOME people WILL meet Jesus." This statement really struck me. Here lately, I have been in a study revolving around the book RADICAL, and I have realized that I have failed tremendously at doing whatever it takes to reach lost souls. Rick or Bubba were right....SOMEBODY (more than one) will meet Jesus face to face on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Maybe me, maybe you, maybe our spouses, children, friends....have we done whatever we can to reach those that are lost? I hate to admit my answer to this question, and it is "no". Lord, forgive me for not doing all I can to make sure people know you. Forgive me for not reaching out to those people that met their maker on May 17, 2011 (yesterday). No, the rapture date is unknown, but so is our "come to Jesus" date. May we all be ready and may we all strive to help others be "ready" too! <3 Life!!