The King is coming! Jesus is coming! These words will make you wake right up in the morning – they did me today – along with the smells of hot coffee and cooking bacon.
“Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.”
There is always excitement in the air as we prepare for the arrival of company. We clean our home from top to bottom, dusting, vacuuming, washing bedding and towels, organizing, and stashing away the clutter. We buy plenty of groceries to feed an army, and stock up on wine and water. Showers are taken, nice clothes put on, all because we want to present our best, and be a great host to our guests.
Let me tell you this: Jesus is coming! It could be today, or next week, or even in 100 years, but regardless of ‘when’, we need to be ready. Jesus said, “Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
Is there room in your house for such a guest? If He came knocking today, would you let him just walk right in to your home and take a tour? What do you need to do to prepare for the King’s arrival?
His coming will not be heralded with trumpets, nor with a big news story, or even with an email or phone call. His coming will be quick and unexpected.
“Behold, I am coming soon, my reward is with me, to repay each one for what he has done.”
Examine your home, your heart today. Your King deserves the best! Announce His coming to your family, friends and neighbors, because you don’t want them to miss out either! Share this good news.
Hear ye, hear ye, the King of Kings is on His way!!
Food for thought: When is the last time you shared the gospel with someone? Don’t be ashamed of the name of Jesus – there is power in his name!
Fun facts: When the Saudi King Salman visited Asia in 2017, his entourage totaled over 1,500 people, including 10 ministers and 25 princes. This required 6 Boeing planes and 1 Hercules. He sent ahead 450 tons of cargo, including 2 Mercedes Benz cars. There were 10,000 security personnel employed for the group’s safety.
Photo by: Nghia Le – Greeting the morning sun