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June 6

A Message of Attentiveness: Matthew 24 by Johnny Cash

Matthew 24 is knocking at the door
And there can’t be too much more to come to past,

Matthew 24 is knockin’ at the door

and today or one day more could be the last.

What The Bible Says on Matthew 24

In the earlier chapters of Matthew, Jesus has been schooling in the Temple, discussing with the Pharisees, Herodians, and Sadducees. Jesus foresees that not one stone shall be left in the temple upon another. Say, at our present time, Jesus appears to admit that these will happen. He has no answers ‘why’. Like the best thinkers of history, he has no easy response to the ways of evil but gives an implication. Jesus offers a trail through the anguish of the world and our own personal misery is not an answer. Jesus also specified the importance of prayers to help us survive all that is happening and going to happen.

And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

(Matthew 24:2)

In Johnny Cash’s Matthew 24 hymn, he speaks about an incoming battle. He heard about catastrophes. Cash refers to these as signs we have today. He delivers that what happened in God’s time as said in Matthew 24, is knocking at the door. The path in catastrophes and suffering should be shared with others. That way, we lessen the grief. The support of loved ones we get throughout these calamities, violence, and injustice eases our pain.

Reflections

Throughout the gospel of Matthew, Jesus speaks about being awake and paying attention. So often, Jesus uses extreme, even frightening examples followed by terrible reprimand to communicate his point. Here, he is recommending alertness and it is always good to be reminded of the need to remain attentive. The idea that God might come at any hour makes some people worried and afraid. If we let Jesus lead us into a deeper love of God, realize that we have nothing to fear. Let us be able, at any time, to say to God,

“Look, here I am.”

The grace and presence of God can hit us at any time. A moment in the countryside, a prayer mass, a hug with a loved one, a support in trouble. These are just some doors opening to God. Some have recalled the presence of God at a deathbed. Folks note the instances when the Lord came your way and left a warmth which has lasted for years.

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