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Much has been written and preached upon about the “end times.” From working with senior citizens most of my life, I can tell you that our elders are very interested in this prospect.

Why? The answer is simple. They have seen the bad get badder. How can this be when they saw Hitler?

Evil from the top has always been with us. Were Hitler, Stalin and Mao Zedong worse than Nero or any of the past or contemporary, infamous thugs?

What I believe senior citizens have picked up on is the startling difference that evil is bubbling from the ground up. I once read that some of the top complaints by teachers in the 1940’s had to do with disrespectful behavior and chewing bubble gum. I hate to pop anyone’s bubble who thinks things have not regressed.

I take “end times” very seriously. I don’t know whether they are “now” or fifty years hence. But I do recognize that there is a very serious breakdown in the mores of our culture. Although I’ve been on many mission trips, I cannot with authority suggest that every culture’s senior citizens would agree with ours. But I do know our culture and I agree with the seniors that things are deteriorating.

To understand what has happened to America, we must look at what has happened in America. These same seniors would tell you that there is a lack of respect for elders, for the very basics of the Judeo-Christian values (Ten Commandments) and especially for life itself. Some would snicker. I do not. These are extremely serious offenses.

Author John Eldredge says that a very clear evidence of the end times is that millions of girls (and boys) are being trafficked. I was thinking more along the lines of nuclear threats, terrorism and dictators. But when I thought about it, how much worse can it get?

Every generation is responsible for their share of sin and no individual can claim innocence.

I have had to repent about the prospect of Jesus coming back. I was like a kid at bedtime who wanted to stay up just a little longer.

Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.” Psalm 73:25

As I confronted any worldly desire within me that might compete with the beauty of God, I came to the speedy conclusion that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ or my death puts talk of the end times in the appropriate perspective.

The signs of God’s goodness are easier to recognize than the clues of the end times. One of the clearest indicators of God’s love is nature. Viewing the pre-dawn sky and the ensuing sunrise, I was enticed into asking Him, “Is it soon, Lord? Is it soon?”

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I Just Want To Be With You 

When I look out into the skies

My heart yearns and my soul cries

For Your return, to see with my own eyes

When I look into Your word

I can’t believe what I have heard

To read that You can love that much

CHORUS:

I just want to be with You

to see more and more of You

Go where You want me to

I just want to walk with You

Like in the garden we used to

I just want to be with You today

And always and always

 

When I look into the faces

You wrote the book on all grace

I see redemption taking place

When I view struggling and pain

Only You could ascertain

That the sun will follow the rain

BRIDGE:

I am eager like a bride

Desirous of her lover’s eyes

worth the wait, but the longing’s so great

“I Just Want To Be With You”: © 2014, No Reputation Communications, LLC. Words and Music by Robert J. LaCosta

 

 

 

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