I found this article interesting.
According to what I read, it appears Tom and I are turning into survivalists.Who knew?
So much of the article spoke of my thoughts lately. Though not the part where (you'll be glad to hear) people are stocking up on guns. Uh,no. That is so not us.
But since many Bible scholars who've studied Last Days prophecy for their whole lives say that the United States isn't even mentioned as a major player in the End Times, well.... you never know. (Though yes, I do know that's a bit controversial, not to mention scary...). Yet I also often recall that Bible example about the ten virgins waiting for the bridegroom, but only the five who were ready and prepared actually got to meet him.
It's easy to say 'God will provide, no matter what.' And well, yessss.... in a way. But He's also big about wisdom. And giving us warnings in order to help us be prepared for whatever may come our way.
And I guess I just like the thought of being prepared for anything. Just in case. I like the idea of having a full, organized pantry. And an alternate source of heat, electricity and water. I love the idea of having a huge garden, chickens for eggs, a wood pile and extra rooms and provisions for those folks unable to prepare ahead. Of staying far away from debt and "owing no man anything except to love..."
Just in case. Just in case. Just in case. And not out of fear (which brings torment), but with a quiet, steady confidence born of wisdom and obedience.
Anyway, if you read the article and can identify with parts of it, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
A couple weeks ago (a month ago?) on Good Morning America (I think) they interviewed an author who'd just published a book in which he detailed the many ways that the U.S. is slowly losing its standing as a world super power. He said if the government doesn't become willing to change its antiquated way of handling money, well, we are doomed. We will become just a mention in history.
I watched him, someone totally secular and having nothing to do with Biblical studies, and practically heard Twilight Zone music inside my brain.