Today, I read a blog post by Seth Godin about the uncertainty of the future. He listed some things that a few years ago you would have never seen coming in 2008. Who would have guessed that in December 2008. . .
- You’d know the name of Alaska’s governor?
- A black man whose father is from Africa would be elected president by a landslide?
- An earthquake in Myanmar will kill more than 100,000 people and their government will do nothing.
- The economy will be in the middle of a once in a century meltdown.
- Starbucks will sputter, but the quality and availability of dark chocolate will get better and better.
Godin’s point is that since we can’t know what the future holds, we need to be prepared for anything.
But I got to thinking, we DO KNOW THE FUTURE and that is what we need to prepare for! We may not know the details but we do know what will happen. As long as this world exists, there will be wars, famines, floods, and economic disasters. Babies will be born and loved ones will pass away. Fortunes will be made and lost. Nations will fall and nations will rise.
And one day it will all come to an end.
When that end comes, all that will remain is God and his love for you and me.