The first call comes into an emergency call center, “911, what is your emergency?” A mom is hysterically screaming: “HELP PLEASE, HELP” “My little boy just disappeared.” The 911 dispatcher replies, “Ma’am, what do you mean? Has someone taken him?” “No, I was holding him in my arms and he’s just gone. Help, please help.”

“Flight 418, this is Delta Tower. Please confirm your plans to descend. Flight 418 please check in, OVER. Nervous silence fills the tower's control room. Turning to her supervisor theair trafficcontrollergasps,“Sir, Flight 418 is not responding.”

Nervous travelers begin to shout, “What’s going on? We are passing our destination.” (But the cockpit is empty and the flight crew has disappeared.)

A husband and wife are heading home from a ballgame, following a car on highway 39, when the car they are following suddenly veers off the road. The husband jumps out and rushes to the car, only to discover the car is empty.

A nurse runs out of a hospital nursery screaming, “ALL THE BABIES ARE GONE!”

A twenty-one-year-old girl is dancing the night away at her favorite nightclub. Just a few hours earlier, she had cussed out her parents and told them to never preach to her again. She quickly dials her parent’s phone, frantically, only to hear it ring and ring. She hangs up and dials their cell phones, only to get voice mail. Her heart races as she recalls her dad’s warning, “Honey, please turn to Jesus…He is coming soon.”

A man pulling his car into his favorite restaurant, flips off another driver as the car races by and crashes into the building. Angry but shocked, he jumps out to see what just happened. As he opens the door, nobody is there. A terrified panicking woman rushes out of the restaurant screaming, “Where is my baby? Someone help! Anybody! Where is my baby?”

The man’s heart begins to race, as he immediately dials his home phone…no answer. He jumps in his car and drives frantically, turning onto the interstate. Cars are piled up everywhere. He illegally backs up the off-ramp and almost simultaneously a 757 airplane crashes in the distance. His mind is besieged with fear. Racing to his house he finds no one home. He shouts for his wife. He runs into the living room and there sits a Bible and her clothes—she is GONE!

A husband and father puts a shot gun to his mouth, tears rolling as he looks at a family picture and his kids clothes on the floor, he knows what has happened and knows it’s too late, cries out his last words before pulling the trigger, “Why didn’t I listen?”

“911, what is your emergency?” “911, what is your emergency?” Report after report of loss and chaos continue to pour in.

BREAKING NEWS...CNM... Lead anchor Andrew Cooper, reporting...“Suddenly without warning, seemingly thousands, if not millions, of people have disappeared. Meanwhile, 911 emergency response systems are crashing due to the overload of calls. A roving reporter stands by with a word from White House correspondents.

This just in, a one-hundred-car pile-up on a Los Angeles freeway...wait another report...New York subway systems are reporting a major subway crash. The president and the first lady, are getting ready to speak to the nation. The word is that they are currently on aconference call with world leaders, and as again, Andrew, this is not only a national crisis butreports are coming in literally from around the world. The reports keep coming. Thousands of people have just died in one of the worst airplane crashes in history. A 757 airliner just crashed into downtown Chicago and exploded, blowing up five apartment complexes.

All networks report: AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES... “Good citizens of the United States, and fellow citizens of the world, it appears we are in the midst of the most catastrophic event of our lifetime…”

To be continued soon in life’s theater...

God’s Warning to Mankind

“They knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall be the coming of the Son of man” (Mathew 24:39).

What were the characteristics of people living in the time of “as it was in the day of Noah?”

“Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence” (Genesis 6:11).

“They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all” (Luke 17:27).

“And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:39).

They had NO CLUE, and Jesus warned that THAT mindset would be prevalent when His return would be near, and there would be scoffing and mocking and unbelief of the message of warning.

But Noah's family “had a clue” and they believed, and it was accounted unto them as “righteousness.”

“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith” (Hebrews 11:7).

What are the characteristic of those who DO have a clue today?

They have faith, being biblically warned of things not seen but having heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ; they have been born-again into the kingdom of God by the Spirit of God having made a profession of faith in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They are true believers (the bride of Christ) and today cry out: “Jesus come quickly” as they are “watching and praying.”

Dear reader, are you a believer?

Footnote:
This is the twelfth in my series of short stories,Preludes to the Rapture collection. Please feel free to download the stories as formatted and use them as witnessing material.

Tim Cameron

timcameron@centurytel.net