Are You Ready?

Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matthew 24:42 KJV

During the middle of the night, when I was in a deep sleep, I heard someone whisper, “We’re here!” As I rolled over, I heard our daughter Beth say, in a hushed tone, “We decided to come early.”

What a wonderful surprise for us. We always enjoy when our daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren come from Toronto for a visit. I hadn’t expected them for another day.

The clean linens were still in the drawer and not on the beds. I hadn’t dusted yet. There was grocery shopping to do. I didn’t have everything ready. I wished I had completed all the preparations early. How busy we get sometimes and wait until the last minute to prepare.

As I thought about today’s Scripture passage, I was reminded that Jesus is coming at an unexpected hour also. Some time, when we least expect it, we are going to have the greatest surprise in history. Each day, as I look forward to Jesus’ return, I think of what must be done to be completely ready. Is my heart just right? Are there changes that I need to make today to become more like Jesus? Am I living fully for the Lord?

Dear Lord, thank you for saving us and helping us to be ready for your return. Show us the things that we need to change and give us the grace to become more like you, in Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

By Judy (Ohio)