2 Peter 3:3-10
3 First, I want to remind you that in the last days there will be scoffers who will laugh at the truth and do every evil thing they desire. 4 This will be their argument: “Jesus promised to come back, did he? Then where is he? Why, as far back as anyone can remember, everything has remained exactly the same since the world was first created.” 5 They deliberately forget that God made the heavens by the word of his command, and he brought the earth up from the water and surrounded it with water. 6 Then he used the water to destroy the world with a mighty flood. 7 And God has also commanded that the heavens and the earth will be consumed by fire on the day of judgment, when ungodly people will perish. 8 But you must not forget, dear friends, that a day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. 9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise to return, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to perish, so he is giving more time for everyone to repent. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and everything in them will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be exposed to judgment.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

It is interesting to see that God does not get everything He wants.  As we look at Peter’s final instructions to the Church, he reminds us that God does not want anyone to die without knowing the saving grace of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants and He does not get what He wants.  This would be a good argument to use on your kids the next time they come asking.  Peter tells us that in the last days people will scoff and laugh at those of us waiting for the Lord to return.  These people will miss spending eternity with God.  They will perish in their sin because of their own choice not to believe in Jesus Christ as Lord.  And it will not be because they did not have a chance to know Him.  All have the same chance or it would not be righteous justice from God.  The Bible tells us that everything around us reminds us that God made the world, so no one will have an excuse, all will have had a chance to know Christ.  If we did not have all have a chance to know Him, how could God’s justice be perfect?  On the day of the judgment of the unrighteous dead, all present will agree that their punishment is fair and perfect.  As God can do nothing else.  But God does not want anyone to parish and go through this judgment; He wants all to know His perfect plan of reconciliation.  Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father except through Him.  Don’t be a scoffer, but be prepared to meet Him when He comes.

Have a God Day!