Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Be Ready

"Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes" (Matthew 24:44-46).

Carolyn's hairdresser (and my barber) is a "mere” Christian, a cheerful, good-hearted, uncomplicated soul, whose childlike faith—please note I did not say "childish" faith—endears her to me. Haircuts are always a blessing. 

She has been studying prophecy with a small group of women and sometimes has a question for me. Some weeks ago she asked me if Jesus is coming back before or after the Great Tribulation. I mentally gathered up my vast store of knowledge on that topic and downloaded it all onto her. She mused for a moment and replied, "I don't understand all that stuff. I just want to be ready." 

How refreshing is that! I pray that someday I too will stop trying to "understand all that stuff" and just be ready.

On the way home my thoughts went back to our conversation and I asked myself, "What did Jesus mean when He enjoined us to “be ready”? 

It’s interesting to me that Jesus didn’t tell us what He meant by readiness. We all understand what that word means. He rather told us what to do while we’re waiting: “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time.(Matthew 24:45).

We should be feeding our own household and others in our own sphere of influence, lovingly, gently, prayerfully imparting the truth to them as God imparts it to us. 

When Jesus comes will he find us "so doing?"

David Roper

3.7.18

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