“Waiting for the Big One”
By: Rev. Robert Thompson
Chapel Woods Presbyterian Church
Waiting for “the Big One”! People living in California are very familiar with that phrase! They go to bed each night and awake each morning with the anticipation that “the Big One” might come today!
They must go about their daily lives fulfilling their daily responsibilities and yet be ready for “the Big One.” Inevitable as it may be, the earth quakes to end all earth quakes has not happened yet! I am told that it is next to impossible for an army to be on high alert and on the ready for battle for any length of time! Ready, waiting, ready, waiting for the battle to begin! After so long you lose your focus! You run out of adrenaline! So how can we have everything at the ready, and on go for our “Big” one? How do we stay ready, prepared when it hits?
The blessings of our Lord God Almighty are so evident we should be floating on the glories of His presence for what He has done our whole lives. May we grasp our “spiritual” Swiss Army Knife, ever at the ready to be used to its greatest advantage and glorify for our King! May you have a prepared life! Stay “under the Shadow of the Almighty.”
Robert Thompson has been the senior pastor of Chapel Woods Presbyterian Church in Snellville since May 2003. He graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in 1986. Robert is also Chairman of the Board of Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship. He and his wife Wanda have been married for 43 years. They have three adult daughters, Amanda and twins Rebecca and Sarah. Amanda is married to Jerry Jones and they have three daughters of their own. Rebecca is married to Wesley Payton; they have two sons. Sarah is married to Mark Magdziarz and they have two daughters and two sons.