2964: “Après moi, le déluge”

“Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

I was reading that it is said that as Roger Bannister, on May 6th 1954, crossed the finish line becoming the first person in history to break the elusive four-minute mile mark, he said to himself, “Après moi, le déluge,” which translates to, “After me, the flood.”  It’s so true. Once the first person, company or organization breaks a barrier, then something happens that others can do the same soon after.  Just take a look at the EV (Electric Vehicle) market.  So many had tried to break through and then Tesla nailed it.  Just a few years later we every major automobile maker in the EV market and many of them declaring they will be all-electric within a few years.  Yes, it is true,“ Après moi, le déluge,”

While it may not feel like a flood to us, we need to consider that the ground that the Disciples broke after the resurrection of Jesus is so amazing.  12 people started what we today know as Christianity.  And some as individuals, along with the Apostle Paul had a profound effect on the world and the expansion of God’s Kingdom here on Earth. Studies say that in 2020 Christianity made up 31.11% of the world’s population, or 2.382 Billion people.  Then consider that this is only 2020 years after the birth of Christ and the multiples of the number of people through time who have died and already headed to Heaven.  I find it staggering to think that from a few, so much has happened.  It should have us all challenging ourselves to turn the statement to a question:  “Après moi, le déluge?”

Reference: Matthew 28:18-19 (New Living Translation)