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This is an odd thought, I know.  Though, on Easter, when I was thinking about the baby that is on the way (my wife is pregnant), I had a strange thought: "What if our son was born on the day that the Second Coming happens?"

One of the tenants of the Christian faith is that, after Jesus rose from the dead, He then ascended to Heaven after 40 days.  Yet, His promise was to come back.  Here is what the Bible says:  "As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man." (Matthew 27:37-39, NIV)

I can just imagine a mom in labor for 22 hours before the Second Coming.  The little baby comes out of the ordeal, and there is this great event happening.  Whether you believe in the rapture or not, there will be a time when eternity will begin.  And for that baby, who just was pushed through a very dark tunnel, they won't be living the "la vida loca" for that long!  I can just imagine the child saying (if they could speak):  "What?!  I just went through nine months of being stitched together and gasping for my first breathes, and now it is over?  What?!  Really?!  That's it?"

You could say that, despite the fact that a baby is barely cognizant of the fact that pizza exists, they might not be fully aware of the fact that their "finite life" was ended abruptly by infinity beginning.  But still, they might feel cheated when they do come to that realization (say, 9,996 years into infinity).  In Heaven, that might not even matter (putting aside the whole debate of when a child is responsible for their sins).

I make light of this because it was just a crazy thought of mine.  I tend to have these somewhat irreverent thoughts at odd times, but I am amused by them.  They do cause my faith to shake a bit.  But in the end, I leave these silly little questions to God.  In eternity, He can reveal the answers to me. ;)

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