God’s Rescue Plan
The Armoire by Ione Joy is a Christian allegory warning of the end times. It is beautifully written as the reader ‘travels’ through the story to the rapture. Very much a product of the author’s imagination combining with scripture, especially from Revelation.
The Armoire is a cautionary tale. It tells of God’s rescue plan. It also warns of the perils of turning from God – “a fearful gnashing of teeth.”
I was reminded very much of A Christmas Carol as the main character glimpsed things yet to come.
Very much grounded in God, the reader witnesses our need to be in a relationship with Him. We need to trust God and be His representatives here on earth.
Life does not always make sense but we have to trust that God is good. There are some things that we will never know the answers to this side of eternity.
Relationships with each other and showing kindness are important.
I found The Armoire a beautiful read. I was reminded of a talk I heard by Jamaican evangelist and pastor George Miller who said “you can live without Jesus but for goodness sake, do not die without Jesus.” The overriding message and one that I would echo is “I’m lost without You.”
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.