Monday, December 26, 2011
Who's afraid of 2012? (Expecting for the best of things to happen is why the year 2012 will be a much better year than 2011)
"The experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always waiting for its poet"--Ralph Waldo Emerson
With only just a few days left to the new year and 2011 will be finally closed down, a lot of people would probably be asking about what the year 2012 may bring. 2011 brought us wars, calamities, and other negative things. But, of course, it has also brought us many good things and, as we went through all of it, we either became bitter or better persons. The way we respond to both the negative and positive things define us who we are and what we will become.
The year 2012, according to the Mayan calendar, is the point in time where a new cycle takes place. Some people have misunderstood or misinterpreted this to be such that it is thought or believed as the end of the world or doomsday. But who's afraid of 2012?
I was thinking about the movie I watched two years ago called "2012" which only added all the hype and more. The movie, to some degree, may have struck a point but the fact that it's only a fiction, remains a fiction. If we are going to base it in the Bible, nobody knows of the exact date and time of Christ's second coming except God the Father alone. It is during that time when all things will be made new and Christ will reign as king for the redeemed people of God forever.
There's nothing to be afraid about the year 2012. Instead of worrying about it, let us all pray and expect for the best of things to happen and make it a much better year than the previous one. We can make it better and, as the clock hits 12 midnight on December 31st, a new year unfolds for all of us to do what many good things we failed to do in the year that's passed.