May 21, 2011

A Day for Dancing, Not Judgment

Well, according to Harold Camping, today (5/21/11) was supposed to be Judgment Day. Regarding that, I would like to submit for your approval the following scripture, Matthew 24:36: No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

So, if God has not even made Jesus Christ privy to such information, how can Harold Camping claim that he knows when the end of the world will come? Quite simply, he can't. All End-Time prophets, by the very nature of their predictions, can only be false and their words should be regarded as nothing more than foolish fear-mongering. No, the world is not going to come to an end on December 21, 2012. Also, 2 Peter 3:10 tells us that "the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night." No advanced notice. No preparations. No fanfare. No countdown. The moral of the story should simply be this: Live your life uprightly now! Don't wait for Judgment Day because you'll never see it coming...

Anyway, safe in the knowledge that God wasn't going to destroy the Earth by this afternoon, I headed over to Northport High School where Anita's Studio of Dance & Theatre Arts was hosting its annual recital. I have been going to this event for a few years now and it's always a pleasure. It's good to see young people expressing themselves creatively through the performing arts. Great costumes. Lovely choreography. Foot tapping tunes. It's something that I definitely support. This time around, they chose "A Touch of Broadway" to be their theme and featured songs from Les Miserables, West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun, and Beauty & the Beast mixed in with other popular songs. The performances were lively and showcased a variety of dance styles (ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop). The program ended with all of the students on stage for a grand finale of Donna Summer's Last Dance. Overall, the atmosphere was one of happiness and it was very apparent that the kids were really enjoying what they were doing. It was very inspiring!

"Turn my eyes from worthless things,
and give me life through your word."

~Psalm 119:37