I keep having a recurring theme in my dreams. The story changes but the circumstances are the same. I find myself seeing danger coming and pointing it out to those around me, but not getting through to anyone.
The latest dream was of a scene of my extended family sitting around waiting for a 4-year-old to come home from pre-school on a bus. She never shows up. I get upset and tell her parents to call the police or go searching for her. But everyone says "Don't worry - she'll be here soon." We wait and wait and then I look at the clock and it's 11 pm - and the child is not back. I start screaming at everyone to do something - while everyone else is still nonchalant. That's when I wake up.
It's not hard to interpret those dreams. It is how I feel as I try to warn fellow believers of the apostasy. It's what I observe in the world as the talking heads on the news report that Obama and John Kerry are threatening Russia and no one gets excited about that. Back in the 60s during the Bay of Pigs crisis, I can still see the concerned expression on the faces of the newscasters reporting on the possibility of getting into a war with Russia and how that could mean the end of the world as we know it.
But today - "ho-hum" - business as usual.
I was watching the game show Family Feud the other night. Host Steve Harvey, a professing Christian, read the question: "We polled 100 single women. What do you do if you have a hot date and do not have any sexy underwear to wear? Top six answers are on the board." The contestants got 5 out of the 6 correct that included - run out and buy some; just wear your granny panties; keep the lights off; postpone the date - etc. The answer that none guessed - "keep your clothes on."
It just didn't dawn on them that dating didn't involve fornication. The moral landslide of America and the world is no concern for sleeping people. Couples shacking up, but not married, still attend their favorite mega-church on Sundays for their weekly pep-talk and are received into full communion - no questions asked.
The slogan of today is - "Don't worry; be happy."
Let's make some noise - we need to wake them up. I'm running out and buying myself a bull-horn.
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one." Ps 53:1-3
"For when they say, 'Peace and safety!' then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him." - 1 Thes 5:3-10