Not only do we live in a very fast paced world, we also live in a very busy one.
I remember a few years ago we had on our schedule my brother’s retirement from the United States Air Force, followed by his daughter’s high school graduation the very next day. On top of that, we’d received two wedding invitations. Well, actually one invitation and one “Save the Date” request. Now throw in the anniversaries, birthdays and holiday celebrations and guess what? We ARE busy, and often do need to “save the date”.
This “save the date” concept recently introduced into our society is very helpful, and to me it’s also quite interesting. So much so that I started thinking about it in relation to biblical prophecies—in particular, “the Day of the Lord”.
Now I can neither confirm nor deny any actual date of the Rapture leading to “the Day of the Lord”, because I’ve been swayed from the truth with only partial information before. Also, at my age, I’m smart enough to know that sometimes I’m dumb enough to even deceive myself.
So I’ve decided that I’m going to “save the date”, yes, the date of “the Day of the Lord”. However, I’m not committing to it by retiring early, spending our savings, tapping into retirement accounts, or doing anything that might jeopardize my family’s future. Why?
Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken from your state of mind, nor be troubled; either by a spirit, or by a spoken message, or by a letter as if from us, to the effect that the Day of the Lord has come.Thessalonians 2:1-2
Should we save any date? Should we mark any day as significant? Of course, as was stated earlier, we save anniversaries, birthdays, and many other dates in our minds and hearts. However, these are known dates.
When our family or friends are expecting a child, we also joyfully save the date without ever knowing the exact date of delivery. Many major TV and newspaper news sources often have prewritten obituaries of the famous and infamous of our society like entertainers, government officials, sports figures, and well-known celebrities. These obituaries will eventually be used, they just don’t know the exact date they’ll be needed. They save the obituaries for the date of death. Meanwhile, the death of Jesus Christ has saved us for life!
Save the “Day of the Lord” in your mind and heart. Just don’t be “quickly shaken” or “troubled”. We should save every date, as the Psalmist did.
This is the day that Yahweh has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.Psalm 118:24