Through the years, quite a few people have predicted the return of Jesus at a specific time. Just last year an American radio preacher stirred up the interest of the mainstream media with his prediction that Jesus would return on May 21, 2011.
Anyone who knows Scripture well knew that this advance warning wasnt accurate, because Jesus Himself said His return would be at an hour you do not expect (Luke 12:40). But I do have to admit that this prediction captured my attention. Often I get so caught up in the busyness of life that I live as though Jesus return is some distant reality. I forget that Jesus could come back at any time. The prediction, wrong as it was, reminded me about the importance of being prepared for my Saviors return, and it renewed my excitement that it could be any dayeven today.
Sometimes when we think of being ready for Jesus return, we think about what we shouldnt be doing. But being prepared is really about purifying ourselves and becoming more and more like Him so we are pleasing to Him when He comes back for us (1 John 3:2-3). Jesus taught that being ready for His return requires living according to our Masters will now (Luke 12:47). Will we be prepared when its time for the real thing?
Read: Luke 12:35-40
Good evening, Mayor, and thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul.
A Blessed Lord’s Day to The Mayor family.
Hope you’ve had a nice Saturday. ((HUGS))
"Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof." -from THE BIBLE: Matthew 13:31-32