I recently wanted to know what people a long time ago thought of when the word ‘future’ was said. Many thought of robots, shiny buildings, flying cars, and no taxes. However, one answer really surprised me: that man could control the weather. I had never really thought of this as a possibility, but it intrigued me, so I went to the Bible to see what It said.
First off, I looked at Matthew 27:51-52, “At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.”
Was this some sort of coincidence? Was there, ironically, a big earthquake, so big that boulders split in two, so big that dead men were raised to life, at the time of Jesus’ death on the cross? I don’t think so. Take a look at this:
“From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land.” – Matthew 27:45
Obviously, this was not a coincidence, as the centurion that was right beside Jesus stated in verse 54, “When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, ‘Surely he was the Son of God!’”
Thinking about the future is definitely a fun thing to do, but make sure that what you say does not contradict scripture, and make sure that whatever you’re doing, do it for the glory of God!