It just goes to show that the end of the world--your world--could come at any moment.
For people in Joplin, Missouri, May 21, 2011 was the day they scoffed at a lot of silly hype about Jesus's return and the end of time. May 22, 2011 was the day that the end of the world came for at least 125 of those people. Their lives were cut short, and many others had their worlds shattered. The massive destruction in one Southwest Missouri has shocked the nation, but isn't it true that the end could come for any of us at any moment?
In 2007 alone there were 30,797 fatal motor vehicle crashes. 616,067 people died of heart disease and 34,828 died of septicemia. It was the end of the world for those people, and it's sobering to think that it could happen to any of us. We're all dying--in one sense or another. As morbid as it sounds, our bodies are breaking down day by day. When you hear the phrase, "Live like you were dying," please take it seriously. We never know when Jesus may return for us.