Most of us are the kind of people who want things to last forever. We don’t want the change and sometimes pain that accompany things that pass away. But the world we live in itself is passing away. The world itself is on life support, as we are. The apostle John wrote,
1 John 2:17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
A family in the critical care unit asks the doctor, “How much time do we have?” Getting this information tells the family to alert other family members to respond appropriately and to say their goodbyes. The born-again child of God needs to say their goodbyes to this world. It is not going to continue and it is coming to an end. How long do we have? I don’t know, but go ahead and say your goodbyes because it’s highly likely to be in your lifetime.
Don’t grieve over the passing of this world, but love that and Who is to come. The world is passing away, even the world you have known all your life. You may be too comfortable to accept it, but the world and this life is full of trouble and evil, so don’t try to prolong what is inevitable. So what should you do in light of John’s death notice? Quickly do the will of the Father and by faith receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. Love what is eternal more than what is passing away. Prioritize people! Pray for guidance! Look for God everywhere!
Right this moment you are living in the last days of this world, so God’s family should be coming together and preparing for the world that is to come. The world that is to come is glorious, more than we could ever imagine, and it will never pass away. I say, “Hallelujah!”