When Tomorrow Comes – Focus Scripture: Genesis 11:4
Not too long ago, I watched a rerun of “The Day after Tomorrow,” a movie in which a natural disaster froze the northern hemisphere and ushered in a new ice age. Money lost its worth. Books provided fuel for heat rather than knowledge. Clothing protected rather than adorned. Buildings, cars, and yachts turned into relics. And humankind’s philosophical wisdom became obsolete.
Those things that prevailed during the disaster were timeless and intangible: compassion, loyalty, patience, humility, and self-control, among others. People in the movie who possessed these characteristics survived as they supported each other in the face of almost certain doom.
Unfortunately, in this day and age, personal virtue and noble characteristics too often take a back seat to ambiguity, conformity, and fear. In such worrisome times, many people are drifting from one questionable trend to the next. They search for hope, crave stability, and desperately seek solid and sure points of reference.
I believe that the place to search for answers when “the day after tomorrow” comes is the Word of God, which advises that we possess an anchor in Jesus, who is “the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
Omniscient God, teach us how to keep things in proper perspective while we are on this quest to know you better and to love you more. Help us to keep our priorities straight. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.