There has been a lot of talk about the alleged coming Rapture, which is predicted by some to happen this Saturday at 6 p.m. The alleged part being it's coming on Saturday, not that it's coming. I wouldn't be surprised if this past week is the first time some people have ever even heard anything about The Rapture. For those in the know and looking forward to it, all the jokes and merriment may be a little off-putting. To true believers, The Rapture is something very sacred and worthy of anticipation. However, the thought of loved ones being left behind is incredibly sad.
From a very young age I knew about The Rapture. Attending a Southern Baptist church for most of my young life, it was an important part of what we learned. End times, fire, brimstone, war, pestilence... all part of Sunday school and sermons.
I have to say, for the past years it has sure seemed like the end times. Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, false prophets, financial ruin... these are things that make some people stop and really consider what may be on its way.
The good thing is... I'm sure it's sparked discussion with those that need to hear about it.