While shopping in an Oklahoma City Super Wal-Mart Center, I overheard the conversation of three seemingly middle aged women discussing how they would respond if they were told exactly when the world was going to come to an end. “What else would we have at that time?” The other two agreed they would likely do something of same thing after listening to her.
At that moment it is my belief that there would probably be three groups of responses to any news that the world would cease to exist in an hour. One group would include those who would defiantly reject such notions as bogus, unscientific, as well as the existence of God right up to the very moment of the end. A second group employs a response of fear. They would jump in their cars, get on cell phone or telephones to tell people, friends then try to run—anywhere to try to avoid the coming destruction. A third smaller group would simply pray and put their trust in God.
After obtaining what I came to Wal-Mart for, I went through the check out stand, loaded my purchases in the car, and called members of my family and a couple of friends to tell them that my thoughts were with them, that I loved them unconditionally then prayed as I drove the 42 miles home. After all, why wait for the end of the world?