Around the time Mr. Nixon was having some trouble in the White House, I was sitting happily in elementary school. One day, the teacher announced that we would be learning something new: the Metric System.
Having grown up calculating, say, how many quarts of Mountain Dew my buddies and I could drink on a hot summer day, I was now being asked to convert to “liter” thinking.
My recollection is that that lasted about three weeks. I never heard anymore talk of going metric. Resistance to other methods has always been part of the American charm—in America—and has made us the target of those who think we’re arrogant.
In any event, I thought of all this recently, while chatting with a friend who is a former agnostic. As a youngster, in the religious private school he attended, the teachers attempted to get him to convert his thinking.
It didn’t work, until he listened to some Bible prophecy teaching (the kind that was credible).
He turned. When he learned, for instance, the staggering prophecies predicting the coming of the Messiah, he was floored.
I’m still surprised that so many people don’t “get” Bible prophecy, that they can’t see it right in front of them.
Sometimes we resist truth; in fact, the human mind and heart are, according to the Bible, in rebellion against our Creator. We don’t want to see Him. We don’t want to follow Him.
But He is there. In Isaiah 46, He said that He alone knows the end from the beginning.
We should be able to take great comfort in that. That’s change we can believe in and embrace.
Yes, we can.