Endings can be hard, especially when we don’t know when they will be coming or what they will look like. Oh wait, did you think I was going to bang on about death and dying again? Not this time. This Sunday we are talking, briefly at least, about eschatology.
Eschatology is the study of the last things, especially as they relate to how God is going to wrap up this world/universe and replace it with a new and better one. It is a tricky subject. Pretty much everyone who has encountered the notion has an opinion on it . . . and let’s just say these opinions don’t nicely coalesce into one idea. It is sometimes jokingly said there is a Protestant denomination for every possible interpretation of the combination of the books of Daniel and Revelation with a few other thrown in for good measure.
So what might I have to say about eschatology? Nothing new, I’m happy to report. I have found the best “use” for the notion of eschatological study is as a reminder to live the only day I have, this one. To live today on its own terms and take from the future encouragement without the need to know every detail about it.
Let me know if you find it useful.