What Remains

When we got home from our trip, the backyard looked like a complete mess. The humongous tree that shades most of the backyard during spring and summer was already 85% bald. I also uprooted all of the withered sunflower plants which were all bent and fallen. Prior to going away for a month, I decided to harvest seeds from some of the tallest plants I had this year and the rest became bird food. It was cute to see the little birds try to peck the seeds out from the plants, but when they decided to do that with the sunflower heads I had purposely dried to keep, it became rather annoying.

As I was raking the foliage, the thought that came to mind was about those who claim that God pretty much has a “hand’s off” attitude when it comes to His creation. Clearly, created things in general only go a downward spiral when left unattended for even just a month.

“And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

Colossians 1:17

An interesting trend is that of space exploration. Two famous billionaires are racing into space with hopes of making a colony somewhere out of this world. Is it just curiosity of going “where no man has gone before” as Star Trek coined it, or do these rich folks know something we don’t know? It makes me think of the cancelled show called ‘Salvation’ about a young billionaire with the knowledge that an asteroid is hurtling towards our planet.

This plot though is not Science fiction. It IS Bible prophecy. The Bible calls this asteroid/meteor Wormwood (Revelation 8:10-11). And so, back to Space Ex, do these rich folks think they can get away from God’s judgment?

“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. 11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.

2 Peter 3:10-12

God’s judgment includes the shaking of ALL heavenly things and yes, that includes everything else in the solar system where they plan to escape to.

“Immediately after the distress of those days “‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’

Matthew 24:29

A post-apocalyptic series that comes to mind is one called “The 100,” where after quite some time in space, a colony sent 100 youth back to Earth. The funny thing about the show was the ‘grounders’ who were the remnants on Earth were led by an AI empowered being.

While I appreciate the imagination of the people who wrote the plot of the show of what could possibly be an escape from Earth’s destruction, it would be easier if they also consider the other option- receiving Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Accepting Jesus might sound foolish to some, but the space option is more of an impossibility for every family without millions of dollars. It is only available to the world’s most privileged and those who are deemed as the most gifted and brightest as the show had it.

Going to outer space in a rocket to avoid death and destruction is a more far out option than accepting reality, which is, each and every one of us has an appointed place and appointed time. We think we can escape but not even one of the world’s most brightest and richest (I have one specific in mind, but I’m sure you could insert a famous figure here) could get out of the eventual outcome that is one’s end.

Which escape route do you plan on taking?

Only the Chrysanthemum plants were left after all the dead plants were uprooted and the leaves cleaned up. They were fallen, but after pruning and putting it on a support, I ended up with a beautiful autumn bouquet.