As I was at a prayer meeting at one of the churches near here tonight I spent some time reflecting on the future for our society. The prayer guide that we were using started with a time of prayer for our leaders, both political and spiritual.
I’m not typically a doom and gloom prophetic type of person, but I could not help but think that we may be on the brink of a catastrophe in our culture. I’ve often had this feeling that we are overdue for a collapse. It’s not just the easy to identify sins of sexual immorality, drugs, abortion, and violence that lead me to this conclusion. We’ve also created an environment of self-centeredness, greed, and materialism. These are much more subtle traps and someday we will have to give an account as a people for what we have done with our many blessings.
This is a scary thought as the father of three small children. I identify with the sentiments of Mark Heard in Satellite Sky:
I want to dance with my children.
I want the spark to ignite,
Before they find out what it’s like
To be born into this time.