Yesterday I went to the County Fair with my oldest son and his family to enjoy a day watching the grand children’s wide eyed excitement of the wonders to be seen at a County Fair. After a few hours of walking the grounds and taking in the sights and sounds of this wonderful event I decided to take a break on a park bench where I sat next to a senior lady who seemed to have the same idea as me.
What happened next will remain etched in my mind for the rest of my days.
Shortly after taking a seat at the opposite end of the park bench this this soft spoken lady turned to me and said, I enjoy just sitting here people watching these days but I can’t help but notice very few are smiling as they walk by. She then asked if I have noticed the same thing to which I replied, yes I do, I see it also. She then continued on to say it is as if they know something very bad is about to happen and they are not quite sure what. Again I replied, I see it too.
After a short pause she turned to me and said the America you and I once knew is lost and a terrible time is about to befall us all.
These people walking by can feel it but you and I have lived long enough to know what is happening. She then asked, are you a Christian? I replied that I was and that I too know what is about to happen. She smiled softly and went on to say it is too late to turn back the hands of time.
The American people have fallen for a great deception and walk about refusing to believe that a great evil has taken hold of our country.
Somewhat taken back by this whole conversation I could not help but ask what she was planning to do about it. She simply replied that she had thought about becoming a ‘Prepper’ but soon realized that in today’s age of technology there was no longer any way to escape the government scrutiny of our lives.
She then went on to tell me a short story about an experience she had using her lap top. She stated that her lap top had a built in camera on it that she never used and how one day when she stepped away from her lap top for a short while she returned to find a picture of herself on the screen that was taken while working on her lap top. Her computer had been locked and a message read that she had downloaded sensitive materials and that her computer has been seized until she contacted the government agency at the number provided. As it turned out it was a hacker who froze her computer and demanded a payment of $250.00 to release her computer. She contacted the manufacturer of her computer and they were able to unfreeze her computer for a small charge after which she immediately taped over the camera lens on her computer.
What concerned her the most about this episode was the thought that if a hacker could do this then imagine what our government could do.
The Lord’s return is upon us my friend she said with a smile of relief and I pray that you and your loved ones are ready. I said that we were and wished the same upon her and her family. She replied that they were and yet grieved for all those who have been so deceived by a society that has turned their backs on God for those earthly pleasures that will soon be gone. With that she rose up, turned and bid me farewell.
There was so much more to this conversation that I would have filled up pages upon pages with her insights. I walked away from that conversation knowing that we are not alone in what we are all feeling these days.
It is not often in this life when we cross paths with like minded individuals but for me this encounter was Heaven sent and I will remember this conversation until that Glorious day when Jesus returns in all of His Glory.