“Lippy” by Benson Kua

...some sing low, some sing higher, some sing out loud on the telephone wire and some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they got now.

Take the title of this post and add the last line and you’ve got the opening line of a praise song.

You’ve probably heard of the mass deaths of different types of wildlife.  There has been much speculation about the causes of these deaths which have now occurred on almost every continent.

One thing is sure.  God knows what is causing the mysterious events.

Is it a sign of the last days?

I don’t know.

One of my favorite people under 12 shared this picture with me this week.

Carter Kimery said, “Chris, you’ve got to see this.  It’s a huge gold fish.”

It was a pretty amazing picture of one of God’s creatures and quite good timing on Carter’s part.  I needed to see a picture of a very healthy fish.

We know that someday a third of the creatures in the sea will die (Rev. 8:9).

What we are seeing is definitely not that.

Some Christians I know speculated that the gulf oil spill was the sea “blood” mentioned in Rev. 8:8.

Because I believe that the Seals and Trumpets of Revelation occur in sequence, I figured that the oil spill wasn’t the event described in Rev. 8:8.

Revelation 7:1 says that the wind will stop someday.  That is an event that hasn’t taken place yet and since it preceeds 8:8,  I thought I had good reason to doubt those who said the spill was the sea “blood.”

What did Jesus say about the last days?

The disciples came to Him privately, saying,

“Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and the end of the age?” (Matt 24:3)

One could argue that the next ten verses have already taken place.  I don’t think they have taken place to the degree that they will eventually.

For those of you who study this sort of thing, the event that Jesus describes in Matthew 24:15 is MAJOR.

So much for my opinion.

Here’s God’s opinion:

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Eph. 2:8-9)

Chris Reimers


  1. Pearl says:

    Amen! So good to be brought back to center.

    (Where’s the “like” button…I don’t see it!)

  2. Pearl says:

    I just did a double take…I see you’re a quick study!

    Btw, this is my handy reference (you’re probably way ahead of me):

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