I want you all to keep December 12, 2012 open on your calendars because according to some this is the day that the world will end. And I would hate for you to have other plans on such an important day as this. According to this article, thousands expect the apocalyse to come because of a calculation based on an ancient Mayan calendar. Not only that, but the sun will be aligned with the Milky Way for the first time in 26,000 years AND it will also be winter solstice. Yup, that sounds like the end of the world to me.
Possible scenarios for the end of the world include, but are not limited to:
*The alignment of the sun with the Milky Way could interfere with the magnetic fields of earth or the energy fields or something. I’m not sure what this would do, but you can expect it to be very bad. In fact, it’s something that could potentially destroy the world as we know it.
*Somehow the poles will reverse and the north will become the south and vice versa…oh, and the sun will rise in the west causing catastrophe of a huge magnitude. What will happen to all the polar bears? And Santa Claus?!
*A worldwide spiritual awakening (the rapture I suppose?). Read the Left Behind books for more information,( or if you are in the mood for some lame Christian fiction).
*If Barack Obama could ending his first term as President–who knows what things will be like after four years of Obama? (I made that one up myself!)
Naturally, with such a big event a’coming you don’t want to be left unprepared. The article speaks of one person who is getting ready, “‘”You have to understand, there will be nothing, nothing left,’ Patrick Geryl told ABC News. ‘We will have to start an entire civilization from scratch.’ Geryl, a 53-year-old former laboratory worker who lives in Belgium, quit his job two years ago after he saved up enough money to last him until December 2012. He’s now stocking survival supplies, a list of which runs 11 pages long.” Tell me how, if the whole earth is destroyed, this guy is going to survive. And isn’t it a bit selfish to have an 11 page list of supplies that he doesn’t seem to want to share with the rest of us? Does he plan to start this new civilization alone without say, a woman? These are questions that need serious answers.
Until I hear from Patrick Geryl, I’m making plans of my own. In order to prep for the end of all things, I’ve decided that I need to get married on or before December 12, 2012, preferably before. I don’t know how things are gonna go down on Dec. 12 and I would hate to cut the wedding short. Now you all know about the end of the world (and my impending nuptials; groom to be announced at a later date) so you can’t say you weren’t warned. Let’s hear it for the Mayans, on whose calendar we used to make this determination, even thought their civilization has already been wiped out. You think they would have seen that one coming, you know?
Incidentally, I haven’t made survival plans for the end of the world. I just follow this verse from Matthew 24:36, “”No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” It’s worked for me thus far, might as well trust God some more. Even if the world was about to end, I wouldn’t want years to prepare and I wouldn’t want to gather 11 pages of supplies to repopulate the earth. I’d just want to live every day to the fullest loving God and others.