May 21st 2011 prediction or the 2012 prediction. Many are also worried about the current situations and events that are taking place. Many are even starting to wonder about if they are prepared physically and spiritually the best they could be. Though we know from the Bible that no one knows when the second coming will take place we know the time is approaching. Whether that's near or far in our minds we still don't know. For some this causes great worry or fear but more me that fear isn't as great because I know it's all part of the plan of our Heavenly Father and that he has given us a Prophet to speak His words and help us be prepared.
Amos 3:7 says "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." Having a Prophet of God is such a blessing because we receive those secrets, or counsel, from him and our Father in Heaven to help prepare us for things that are to come. One of the things the Prophets have been counseling us on is to prepare a food storage.
For decades Mormons have been known for being big proponents of food storage. Many outside the church and our faith have found this at times funny or odd but there is a lot of common sense in food storage and people are starting to take notice the more the end of the world talk continues.
We see examples of such food storage and preparation in the Bible in the classic story of Joseph who was sold into Egypt. Through revelation he was able to interpret the Pharaohs dream of there being seven year of good harvest followed by seven years of bad. What followed was Joseph becoming Pharaohs right hand man to direct the operation of storing food which greatly blessed and saved Egypt in those rough seven years of famine.
The Lord has said to Prepare every needful thing.(D&C 88:90) That includes food. Sometimes we need to realize that storing food is not just to survive the end of the world. It's to help us survive anything and everything that may lead up to the end of the world. Famons, or food shortages, bad economies, job loss, natural disasters, wars, and many other things can be made easier when we are prepared. We need to make food storage and preparedness a priority in our lives before it's too late and we're left out to hunger.
So is the advice and counsel to have food storage and be prepared from God for a reason? Yes, and this counsel isn't just for Mormons. It's for all of God's children. You will find comfort and peace as you follow the Prophet, get yourself and your family better prepared and equipped with the necessary food for the rough times that are ahead. Whether that is on May 21st, 2012, or a hundred years from now at least you'll be prepared for all three and more.
For more info on food storage visit ProvidentLiving.org, or to see why other members of the church store food follow this link http://mormon.org/faq/self-reliance/