I know that people make fun of us Atlanta citizens for running out and buying up all the bread and milk on the grocery store shelves and it is funny…I mean why bread and milk in particular? Given my food drug of choice, and an old-fashioned snow and ice storm calls for comfort food no way out of it, I would choose something chocolate for sure! I don’t drink milk and eat bread anyway so why start when I’m snowed in? Toilet paper folks, toilet paper is what you need an ample supply of in your pantry!
Three years ago I listened to the news folk talking about how the people were warned but not taking it seriously being the reason for all the problems on the roads, getting caught out in gridlocked traffic, schools that didn’t close soon enough which meant a lot of Atlanta area children spent the night in the school gyms separated from their less than happy parents, office workers being trapped and spending the night in their offices and the entire supply of bread and milk in Atlanta being depleted! As I listened I thought of the scripture, “As it was in the days of Noah.”
That scripture is found in Luke 17:26-30 “The time of the Son of Man will be just like the time of Noah—everyone carrying on as usual, having a good time right up to the day Noah boarded the ship. They suspected nothing until the flood hit and swept everything away. It was the same in the time of Lot—the people carrying on, having a good time, business as usual right up to the day Lot walked out of Sodom and a firestorm swept down and burned everything to a crisp. That’s how it will be—sudden, total—when the Son of Man is revealed.”
The people in Noah’s day heard his warning for 120 years and watched as he built a massive ark that could have housed many people along with all the animals but they chose to ignore the warning.
We have been warned don’t let the fact that we’ve had false alarms in times past give you a sense of false security, I say I would rather be safe than sorry!
I wonder if we aren’t all tweaking the nose of God and so far He has let us by with the sacrilege that we carry on by ignoring the love generously offered us through Jesus! If you have knowledge of the prophecies of the Bible you don’t need to hear this, but just in case let me be considered a “voice crying, if not in the wilderness, from the very cold suburb of Mableton, Georgia” saying there will come a day when you will wish you had prayed, don’t be caught unaware! Now go out and buy your spiritual bread, milk and oh yeah, toilet paper!