I have been reading “The Last Policeman” trilogy by Ben Winters. The plots for the three novels is that of a detective investigating murders while a massive asteroid is hurtling toward earth. The first novel takes place six months before the asteroid hits, the second one with three months to go, and the last one with seven to ten days left. Scientists expect the asteroid to destroy mankind..with maybe a few survivors scattered here and there.
The author’s insights into what could happen to America are frightening. He foresees a total breakdown of society. People abandoning their jobs and families and then going on vacations or fulfilling “bucket list” dreams. Rampant drug and alcohol use. Sex abuse. Suicides. Inflation. Robbery. Murders. No electricity. No medical services. No fire departments. No police departments. No food supply system. On and on it goes.
It eventually comes down to one valuable resource: water. People kill others for a bottle of water.
Just so you know: the author did not write the books from a Christian point of view. When he mentions believers at all, it is mostly to put them down.
Now, I understand none of us like to consider such doomsday scenarios as this. They go against our American “can-overcome-anything-if-we-just-set-our-minds-right” attitudes. And what about healing our nation through 2 Chronicles 7:14? And what about God is in control? And what about? And what about? Etc.
Today, I prayed:
Lord, help us American believers to trust You with all of our hearts, not depending on our own understanding. Help us to seek You in all we do, so that You show us what paths to take at all times – now and in the future. (Based on Proverbs 3:5-6)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you?
Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for America.