I saw an item on the internet early this morning that reminded me of a prophecy in the book of Daniel concerning the end of the age. In the vision, the Lord told him to write: “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” (Daniel 12:4) Knowledge has indeed increased and we see things today that many of us didn’t think were possible just a decade ago. The particular item I was referring to was a story about the Boeing corporation’s plans to soon start developing a completely computerized, pilot-less airplane.
Well, though today’s electronic age amazes many of us, I am equally amazed that when a store’s computers are down, everything comes to a standstill, something that never happened in the “old” days. This reminded me also of this corny joke I heard a few years ago. Ironically, it was about a new pilot-less airplane. The passengers were all directed to their seats electronically and once they were seated, the seat belt automatically secured them and the seat automatically inclined to a comfortable position. Once the plane took off, a voice came over the intercom saying: “Welcome to the new, completely computerized, pilot-less airplane. Relax and enjoy your flight and brace yourself for your best flying experience ever. You are in good hands….you are in good hands….you are in good hands...you are….”
Yes, many things have changed but there is one which will never change, namely people will be people and they will all need God in their life. We may never be as brilliantly minded as those in the coming generations but I pray that there will still be many around that will be wise enough to spread the message of the gospel with their words and actions. In fact, The Lord told Daniel in this same prophecy, “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3) As the prophecy declared, knowledge will continue to increase, yet the Lord will continue, nonetheless, to seek those who are wise enough to share Christ with the world. May we all be in that group.
God’s word for today: (Matthew 24:14) “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”