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The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be

If you are a fan of the Back To The Future movie franchise, then you know that today is a very important date. In the second installment of the series, our hero, Marty McFly, uses his time machine to travel thirty years into the future to October 21, 2015. There he discovers a very futuristic, dark and confusing world. It was a movie with an unbelievable story but it was lots of fun to watch.

Now that the actual October 21, 2015 has arrived, people around the world are taking a look at some of the predictions that were made in the movie. There is general disappointment that actual hover boards don’t exist. Shoe laces still don’t tie themselves and cars don’t run on garbage. On the other hand, we do have finger print technology, cashless payments, drones and wearable software.

Movies about the future are difficult to make since no one can actually predict what things will be like. Of course, that doesn’t stop people from studying trends and technology to try and figure out what might happen. It’s not an exact science and the future is never quite what is expected.

I remember when those Back to the Future movies came out. I can’t believe it has really been thirty years. What will the world be like in another thirty years? Who knows? There are plenty of gloomy forecasts about the environment. Other people are optimistic about scientific advances and technology. I imagine there will be a mixture of positive and negative.

The one thing I am sure about is that Jesus is coming back. He promised and he keeps his word. I don’t know if he will return this week, in the next thirty years or three hundred years from now. When he left his disciples, angels appeared and said “This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11)

Jesus broke into our world the first time as a newborn baby. He will come again as the King of Kings. As Christians, we are to be prepared and ready at any moment for Christ to return and eternity to begin. That’s the only thing I know for sure about the future. Who knows: this could be the day!

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