People get ready for Jesus is coming!

 

Matthew 24:36-44               The Day and Hour Unknown

 

4 36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

 

I do so love the song People Get Ready (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG-KNy1MRTc), Matthew 24: 36-44 makes me think of it as it tells us that Jesus is coming but at a time we do not know and that we need to get ready. So many people sadly think that they can get right with the Lord and get ready tomorrow. As the saying goes, "The only day you can be sure of was yesterday!".

 

No matter what troubles or trials we face in this current time, we can rest assured that better times lie ahead when we have faith in our Lord and saviour. Trusting in him we know that as sunshine follows the storm, though we will face many trials and tribulations trusting in Him we know we can make it through.

 

It can be easy to become disheartened when trials continue for some time but we need to stay strong and be that person who lives in hope, trust in the Lord and brings encouragement to others in our actions, words and deeds. Having faith is a great start but as the Scripture says faith without works is dead. So let us strive to live shining forth to others in our actions, words and deeds, show our faith and show the Lords love and peace in action in everything we do. That not only us get ready for the return of our Lord and saviour but help plant seeds that the Lord may grow within others so that they too might be ready when that day and that hour comes!

 

Father God, thank you for the promise that no matter what we endure in our time here that we can rest assured that as you promise there are brighter days ahead. Let us stay strong and hopeful through faith by your grace and help us put that faith into action through our lives that your love and peace might be seen by others and that seeds planted would be nurtured and grown by you that others might live and know eternal life. Help us all get ready day by day for the glorious day that lies ahead. Amen