In our home in Africa my wife heard our littlest calling from outside “nake nake.” Looking out the window she saw him running across the yard, not away from, but after a snake. Before she could get outside she saw one of our students, who was working in our yard, tear across the grass and swoop up our little guy and continue running – away from the snake. It was a spectacular rescue, considering our boy didn’t know he needed to be rescued.
This is pretty much the case for most of humanity. God has provided a spectacular rescue and most people don’t know they need one. Jesus said, “For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away.” Matthew 24 When the end comes life will be going on as usual. Jesus also said, “Then will appear the Son of Man in heaven. And all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.”
If we believe that Jesus is who He said He is and that He tells us the truth, we have to assume things will not always be as they are now; thus the need for us to avail ourselves of His rescue plan. So what must we do? It really is very clear. Please read John 5 for details.