I don't post often, but I have been reading RR for a few years. Sometimes, it feels like you all are the only people that I can relate to. My mom went to be with the Lord 11 years ago, and her sister, just 2 years ago. They were both such strong women of faith, and I loved to talk with them about the Bible, and especially prophecy.
My aunt died at the age of 91. She looked for the Lord's return and fully expected it to be in her lifetime. She used to go out on her porch at night, and look up at the stars and say "Lord, could it be tonight?" When she realized that she only had a short time to live, she expressed sadness that she would not be alive when Jesus returned, even though we assured her that she would have a better view from Heaven.
Lately, I find myself sometimes feeling such sadness and despair at the state of the world in general. It just becomes more evident each day that this world is not our home. The other day, I was wondering "could it be so far away that none of us living now will see it?" Just the thought of that just seems almost unbearable. So my questions is- How many think there is a high probability that it could happen in our lifetime? (I am in my 50's)
I hope I am not breaking any rules by asking this, but I guess I just hoped for some encouragement.