The end is coming or is it just close?
As we sit and listen to the political upheaval in Libya, whilst we delicately dab at the wounds of the earthquake in Christchurch and drop heart felt tears at the devastation in Japan, we need to ask the questions is this it?-is this the end – is Armageddon upon us? The bible clearly says You will know the end times when: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. (Of the end of the world) Matthew 24:4-8
(At the end of the world?) And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring” (Luk. 21:25)
Don’t worry you have not picked up the wrong publication-this is not the Watchtower or some bible belching Nostradamus prophetical, semi green, semi Buddhist opportunist soap box – this is Adventure Magazine!
In the world right now what we are seeing is ‘proximity’, nothing more nothing less.
When we see terrorism raise its hand to those with the same face as ours we say subconsciously “there but for the grace of god go I” we are aghast because it could be us. No get that sort of rain!) we see ourselves apart (safe) because it is not us or someone like us.
But Christchurch and Japan are on our doorstep. Their terror is our terror, their loss our loss. They are close, we have ‘proximity’ and as we stand astounded at the power of Mother Nature let us not forget this goes on all the time everywhere and has done since the world began. It’s not that God has decided to pull the pin, there is no Mayan curse of 2012. We are out this month. As we emotionally stagger in the aftermath of earthquakes and Tsunami concerns go out to those involved. You are in our thoughts and our conversation, you are not forgotten. But know this, that it will pass, there will be rebuilding and regrowth and a new blossoming future. Let not the bible bashing, sooth sayers and moon terrors bring you down. Mother Nature has shown her ferocity. It might not be easy but planet earth is the only rental available, if she decided to show her ownership there is not a lot we can do but except it, it will soon pass and peace will soon return.
To all those suffering, from all those here at Adventure Magazine - we wish you peace.