Falling Rocks

Since moving to Washington I’ve gotten pretty used to seeing road signs warning me of “falling rocks”. At first the warnings seemed kind of ominous. I wondered, “Just how common is this?” The signs made it seem like rocks were going to rain down from heaven at any time. There’s a lot of mountains out here and a lot of cliffs, so yeah, a lot of rocks, and I was always waiting for one to fall and hit my windshield sometime. They never did. In fact, it’s rare to see any rocks on the road. Every now and then I spot a couple off to the side and they remind me that it probably does happen, but how often? Is it really something to worry about? I’ve been out here 4 years now and have never had a problem with falling rocks.

I was driving home the other day and saw the signs again, and I realized, someone thought it was important enough to post the warning. They didn’t just put those signs up there for nothing. And I realized the bible’s just like that. People hear about Jesus coming back, or read this or that warning from God’s Word, and never experience anything to suggest that what the bible says will actually happen.

Just like the road signs warning of falling rocks, God cared enough to put warnings and info out there so we’d know what’s about to occur. We mostly grow numb to the bible, don’t we? Because we don’t see anything happening around us, we get complacent. I’ve done that with these “falling rock” road signs. I mostly ignore them, but I really shouldn’t. I should stay ALERT. That’s why the signs were put there, right? So I’d be alert? Because some day I might be driving down that road and come around a bend and find a ton of rocks in my path. It might be good to know that and be watching for the possibility!

Well, Jesus is returning. The bible tells us that over and over again. It’s taking a long time and it’s easy to forget it will one day happen.

“They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 2 Peter 3:4

I mean, this is taking a long, long time. People keep talking about it but nobody ever sees anything to indicate it will actually happen. It will. Just like the road signs were put there for a reason, God’s Word was written for a reason too.

“Don’t let him find you sleeping when he arrives without warning.” -Mark 13:36

Be an alert driver through life. The road signs (spiritual or otherwise) are there for a reason!