John Markum

Thoughts on the World Ending this week

I can’t speak for everyone, but the announcement that the world will end tomorrow, Saturday May 21, 2011, at 2 am is stressing me out for the following reasons:

  1. I’ve been working hard planning sermons for the entire summer and fall, none of which I’ll get to preach… supposedly.
  2. We’ve already bought groceries for next week.
  3. I don’t know what to wear.
  4. Everyone is freaking out over something that we could not possibly know the day of it’s happening.
  5. For those of us who have a relationship with Christ, we’ve got nothing to worry about anyway.
  6. I just found out that next week’s winning lotto numbers are…




Don’t freak out, it’s not gonna happen… yet.

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