I hadn't thought about the Great Disappointment in...well, maybe not since we studied it when I was in Pathfinders. As Pastor Waterman talked, I began to think about it kind of seriously. What must it have been like to wake up on October 23, 1844, and still be on earth - in your same house - when you'd been telling everyone for the past week, past month, maybe even the past year that Jesus was coming on October 22? Some of those people had sold property. They'd shut down their businesses and let crops go to ruin. They'd probably alienated family and friends by their insistence that said family and friends needed to repent or they'd be in hell on October 23. And then Jesus didn't come. How crushing was that????