Red sky at morning, sailor take warning, red sky at night, sailor’s delight
I’m not sure where this particular saying originated but, it has been long understood that the weather for sailors and just about everyone else, could be predicted with more than a little reliability by just a look at the skies. When storm clouds gather it is most likely going to rain. We don’t need the weather channel to tell us that. And, when it comes to prophetic understanding of the word, the same could be true. For Jesus himself said, “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” Luke 21:28 In other words, be on alert, pay attention. The time for sleeping is past. Be watching and be ready!
This Friday March 28th, the Noah movie will debut in theatres across the country. And, from what I have read it is a disgrace to the Biblical account. Not worth the paper the script was written on. But, what I do find interesting is the timing of the film. For Jesus has said that in the days just prior to his return it would be as in the days of Noah; people eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage and basically living life to the hilt with little thought to anything beyond their own personal indulgences. Just as it is today. A point the film makes (I believe) just by being there. Why NOAH and why now? To me it is like a big billboard – a gigantic sign saying – pay attention – red sky at morning – take warning, take warning. A warning that most will not heed. People like comedian Bill Maher who called God (in reference to the Biblical account of the flood) a “psychotic mass murderer, who kills babies” – and, this from the mouth of someone who almost certainly support abortion rights – a statement as hypocritical as it is blasphemous. No surprise, they didn’t listen then and most will not listen now.
How curious and delightful those first rain drops must have felt. People stopping in the middle of what they were doing to look up. One drop on the top of the head, another on the tip of the nose – little puddles forming, splash, splash, splash, …… plink, plink plink …. until one drop becomes a million, then a hundred million and more … another and another until suddenly its a deluge and what was once delightful becomes the worst nightmare one can imagine as everyone and everything is suddenly swept away.
It cannot be by accident that Jesus said, ” When you see these things, stand up and look up, your redemption draws nigh”. For by the time, the people of Noah’s day began to look up, the rain had already begun to fall -and, by that time, it was already to late.
Where are you today? Are you looking up? I hope so. The sky has been red now for a while – take warning, take warning. Be ready, be ready for Jesus is coming soon!
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6
Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy