The End came as many Christians and theologians predicted-----with a clashing of cymbals, trumpets and shouts of joy! The sweeping up of men, woman, children and pets was finished in the blinking of an eye and afterwards a woman by the name of Maria Campbell recalled words from the Bible which immediately described the day, “Behold, I come quickly!” Rev 22:12. If she hadn’t been looking out the window at that particular moment, she would have missed the most important “exit” in the history of mankind but looking out windows was something Maria did everyday.
Living alone for 20 years, Maria was used to being by herself but sometimes longing to share with someone else. However, now with so many left behind and without their loved ones, she knew that they would experience what she had experienced for so many years, that awful longing to share with someone—someone who cared if they lived or died.
Maria was 42 and even though she was alone, felt rich knowing that she regularly read her Bible, prayed constantly and was ready for the Messiah’s return. She now pondered, “How will all of these people cope—knowing that their loved ones are now gone and they are so all alone?” Then she pondered, “Why was I left behind? Why didn’t God take me into His kingdom like the others?”
She searched her heart and mind for hours but couldn’t come up with an answer. Being captive in her home for so long with agoraphobia, she would soon learn some terrible truths about herself, her neighbors and be involved in earth’s final days.
Maria’s agoraphobia began when she was only 10 years old. She was left alone one night to take care of her younger brother—Tommy, while the rest of the family went to a drive-in theatre. She thought she heard someone trying to get in the front door and her anxiety was so bad that she came close, she was told, to having a psychic break—or so the doctor said when he examined her the following day..She was never the same after that and seldom went anywhere unless someone “safe” went with her. Her doctors advised the family to “never leave her alone again.”
It was about ten minutes after the Rapture that she saw something unusual as she looked out her living room window….One by one, she saw her neighbors come out of their homes and look up to the sky. “They look so lost and so alone,” she thought. Now, she thought, they would know what it’s like to be alone and frightened. Deep down she felt compassion for her neighbors but there was a small part of her that was satisfied, knowing that others would suffer as she had suffered for many years.