If you need a new car and are thinking about a Toyota you better hurry because Toyota Days are over next week. But if you are busy and just can’t make it this week don’t panic because next week Toyota’s Block Busting Summer Sale begins. You better hurry before it is over at the end of July. But if you have a really busy summer that’s okay because August will bring us the Toyota Year End Model Sale followed by the Toyota Holiday Season Sale.
It does appear that this is just a variant of the old “Wolf, Wolf.” For those of us who grew up going to church we are veterans when it comes to “Wolf, Wolf.” In the late 40’s Jesus was coming because of the A Bomb. In the 50’s He was coming because of ICBMs. In the 60’s He was coming because of Viet Nam. And so it has gone on and on. Yesterday I heard a television preacher going on about the end of time because of “Terrorism.”
I realize I am on the verge of sounding like one of the scoffers Peter speaks of in II Peter 3. “Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.’” What I want to say is let’s stop trying to motivate ourselves to be ready by scaring ourselves. Instead let’s serve because we want to be as much like Jesus as possible. That has everything to do with love and care and concern for others. If we do whenever the end comes we will be okay.