Last night as I was teaching class, a severe thunderstorm roared into my city. I knew we would have some fun weather because where I live, if it gets hot one day, it means we will have some severe weather. Sure enough we did.
I found out the college I teach for has a new feature on the computer monitor for teachers in the classroom. As I was teaching, the screen changed abruptly to say, Tornado Warning, I couldn’t do anything with the computer until I clicked acknowledge.
The off duty deputy sheriff, who provides security, came to my classroom to let me know about the tornado warning as well. He reminded me that my classroom was the safest place to be in the building. I looked at the website for our local news and saw that the tornado warning was actually north of my city and the storm was moving a direction away from where we were. So after reassuring the students, we continued with class.
I wondered how many people in my city went outside to see if there was a tornado. Where I live, we have never had a tornado. They are always north or south of the city, so even though the weatherman for our local TV station dramatizes the situation, we tend to ignore the warnings.
Jesus shared signs of the end times. It is possible Jesus could return during my lifetime. Many of the signs are there, but people tend to ignore the signs. Jesus spoke about that in Matthew 24:
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”
I will probably continue to be like my fellow residents of my city and not worry about tornado warnings, but I am aware of the signs of the end times and the return of Jesus.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.