the eotw as i know it

WikipediaSolarSystemPlanets2008A month from now, Sony Pictures will release its Roland Emmerich film, 2012. And if everything stays true to its script about the world ending in 2012, then I have only a little over three years left to maintain this blog, barring any other earlier personal misfortune. Bummer! I wish I could be with you all forever!
But do I honestly think the world will end three years from now? Of course not! Why? Because I believe that no one really knows exactly about the day and hour of this apocalyptic event! The Bible says in Matthew 24:36 that “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” If even the angels in heaven don’t have a clue about it, then, how can I possibly believe any of these human-derived prophecies? And, yes, I am talking about the end of the world as I know it, meaning, the end of all life forms. As in planet earth never even existed in the first place!
So when will the world really end? I have no idea. I’m just trying to write a blog post here. If I knew its exact date for certain– without any shadow of a doubt– I will let you know about it immediately by any means necessary! I will inform you of it on this blog, I will go on national TV, I will tweet you, I will email you, I will put it on my facebook wall, I will text you. Heck, I may even knock on your door to tell you personally about this not-so-sweet news! But I’m just…me, a fickle-minded human being who always makes mistakes! Sigh.
The gist of the 2012 film tackles the earth’s doomsday scenario as taking place around the Mayan civilization’s supposedly end-of-cycle date which is December 21, 2012. At about this time, a series of terrifying natural disasters are presumed to take place worldwide culminating in earth’s eventual destruction! And how an ancient race even came to specify this ominous date is beyond me! All I know is what I’ve only seen on TV, that their knowledge of astronomy was far ahead of their time!
Bear in mind that some people thought the world would have already ended way back in 2000. But nine years later, I’m still here (and even blogging right now) and our planet earth  is still rotating around its axis and revolving around the sun. The world population has even gone up from 6.07 billion in 2000 to the current estimate, 6.79 billion! As you and I can see, life went on in spite of such prophecies. There are still night and day, earth and sky, you and me, and babies born every second!
Sorry to say, but I don’t really care how the world will end; please pardon my nonchalance. Because, let’s face it, when the world ends, everything and everyone ends with it for good! No one will be around to pat you on your remaining shoulder and say, “You’re bloody right, my friend! The world did end in one horrific explosion!” And I’d rather not venture even an educated guess because I’m not good when it comes to multiple choices. Even if I try my darnedest to influence the weather, I know I won’t be able to stop a tsunami from rushing inland or a volcano from erupting! I simply can’t go up against mother nature and expect myself to bend it according to my will! See, I don’t really want to know when or how the world will perish. It is what it is when the time comes and I will try to deal with it and face it with my faith. But of course it would be nice if I died with some sort of peace of mind or a clear conscience, wouldn’t it? The only way I know how this is possible is by following Christ’s teaching of loving one another– to love my fellow men as myself until the end! And by living this way every single day like it were my last day will help me keep check of my own personal mortality and salvation. That way, when I die loving, there is a greater chance that I will die with a smile on my face. 🙂
For all I know, the end of the world can happen any day now, in a way I’m afraid I least expect it to be. Sure it’ll end my earthly existence. But I also believe in the Messianic prophecy of Christ’s resurrection and triumph over death, that He “will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,” that He will resurrect the just and true believers and that “His kingdom will have no end” from this moment forward. When this day happens, you’ll either see me in a happy place up there with all the angels and saints, or in a terrible place elsewhere. And when we see each other in heaven, remind me to double-high-five everyone! Thank goodness, God bless all of us, thank God a lot!!! But– heaven forbid– if I end up in that “fiery furnace” where there is always “weeping and gnashing of teeth,” my only wish is that I don’t see any of your lovely faces in there. Because if that were to happen, I am sure I’d be tempted to crawl up to you just to ask this one nagging question: What in heaven’s name did you do on earth to end up with me in this hell of a place??! And please, don’t answer me with “Secret!”

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10 Responses

  1. Very well written Master Artist! This is an excellent reflection about the EOTW….(anybody afraid of this ?can we stop it from happening if it’s inevitable?)
    I agree with you 100% esp. when you said that “When I die loving… there is a greater chance that I will die with a smile on my face.” And assuming that today is the EOTW….I will surely die… with A BIG SMILE on my face….why ? well …”4 letter word “L-O-V-E…for …my loved ones, friends,and with “secret”??? Sorry I can’t tell..(it’s between me and my God!)
    We’ll seriously….thank you for your wisdom…you’re not just a MASTER ARTIST for me…but a GREAT WRITER and PHILOSOPHER as well…your wits really amaze me to the maximum level….please …please …continue to do this…touching people’s lives just like me… with your art ..heart and hand and God’s gift .Thanks for your goodness of heart .
    I believe…that whoever relieves one’s sadness…..is GOD’s MESSENGER and ANGEL of HOPE…….So I always raise my hands to heaven and pray for this angel to stay .I always pray for you Master Artist.God bless!

    • Hi, 5378! Thanks so much for visiting and for all your kind words!
      In my own personal experience, a part of me dies every time someone I love so dearly dies. So that’s like a personal “end of the world” for me already. Every one passes from this world to the next. And the same holds true for our planet earth. Someday, it will die out. But I’m hoping not very soon, maybe in another 4.5 billion years from now! As long as there are just people, God will not allow the end of the world! And I’m pretty convinced that there are still a lot of truly good people on this planet!
      Thank you, 5378, for stopping by. I appreciate it very much!
      You’re a good soul. And you’re one of the reasons why EOTW ain’t happening soon!
      Take care and GOD Bless you and all your loved ones always!!!

  2. I must admit that this 2012 things gave me sleepless nights initially. But when my sanity returned, it shouted on me, “where’s your faith?” =) Nevertheless, I’d like to see this film.

    • Hi, wits!
      If I keep thinking about this end-of-the-world stuff, I’ll be scared out of my wits! (not you, wits. A different kind of wits.)
      And yes, faith will carry you through all challenges in life– including the end of the world! In Matthew 28:20, Christ says, “…And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” So, yes, through your faith, Jesus Christ will be with you until the end of the world!!!
      Thanks so much, wits, for the visit! I appreciate it a lot!!!
      Take care and GOD Bless you always!!!

  3. wow, this 2012 end of the world hype is really gaining steam! I just hope all the soothsayer’s are wrong!…well, I do believe that only God knows really when… I will watch the movie though…

    btw, really a great post Jose! 🙂

    • Hi, Rebecca!
      Thanks so much for the visit and the compliment! I appreciate it a lot!
      Yes, I hope so, too, that the soothsayers are wrong! But if they were right, congrats to them! I hope they get to enjoy their ten minutes of fame– that is, if time still exists!
      Take care, Rebecca, and GOD Bless you always!!!

  4. doomsday madness has always been around so it isn’t surprising at all that people AGAIN have come up with this stuff. we all will die some day, so why worry? what will be, will be. it’s our soul, our salvation that we need to worry about. 😀

    • Hi, Jem!
      You are absolutely right! We shouldn’t worry too much about this end-of-the-world stuff because we’re all going to die someday anyway! Instead, we should make the most of our lives by striving for salvation through faith! Great insight, Jem!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      Take care and GOD Bless you always!!!

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