This afternoon I and three other friends watched 2012. You might have watched that, I guess. To be honest, at the beginning I didn’t want to watch that movie, I thought “why should I? If it’s about the end of the day, the Book of Revelation describes it very detail and trustworthy (I’m not focusing on this matter, but one thing for sure is that the gospel, in which the Book of Revelation can be found, is not without trustworthy evidence, you can refer to many writings and documentations about this). But then, I told myself ”I want to know how this movie describes ‘the end of the day’ apart from how the Gospel describes it”. Therefore, I decided to go, not because I am a fan of that kind of movie!
For sure, the movie is good in presenting the devastation and destruction of the world. To be honest, I stopped breathing in some sections of the movie. It looked so real!! During the movie there were some things coming into my mind. The first thing was how small and weak the man is, even he can be counted as nothing compared to the waves wiping out the earth! How blessed the man is that in his weaknesses and limitations he became the image of God. The second thing was that the advance in technology reached by the human civilisation does not seem to help much. It cannot stop the waves and the earthquake and the death anyway. So what is the purpose of the scientific achievement in this case? To save only small number of people? The third thing was that all people regardless rich or poor, black and white, young and old, male and female, CEO or lowest employee, Christian or non-Christian are all wiped out by the severe earthquake! No one can run away from this situation (except for some lucky people in this movie). Yes, that’s very true; there is no exception for the suffering and destruction in this fallen world. The difference will come after death. The fourth thing was that small number of people can be saved from the devastation. It looks a happy ending movie. But don’t you realise that finally all people saved in this movie just delay their death? They all will face death, that’s for sure!! And no one knows what happens after death, right? The fifth thing was that this movie must not about the end of the day. If it’s about the end of the day, there is no one who can run from it. You can find a very detail and complete description about the end of the day in the Book of Revelation. Well, for me, the movie is good to remind people that this world cannot offer you much, cannot save your body and soul. However, this movie does not give the viewers the true description about the end of the day. The end of the day will be about Christ as the Judge comes to this world and all people must give the account of their deeds.
After watching the movie, I wasn’t asking myself this question as many of my friends asked, ‘will it truly happen in 2012?’ Well, there is no one can answer it, is there? Even science cannot answer it, can it? Only God who knows everything and who is mighty and sovereign can answer that question. But if there is a question ‘will this world come to the end?’ I will confidently say ‘yes, it will’, that’s what I believe. Therefore, instead of bothering myself too much about the first question, I am rather asking myself ‘am I ready for the day to come?’ I am sure that all Christians in this world are longing for the day in which Christ comes to bring us to our ‘real home’.