Tired of waiting for Him to return? He will, you know! Just be sure to be ready and waiting!

The Coming of the LordFrom my Bible reading today during my time of “coffee with the Lord”…

Ever get tired of waiting for someone to arrive? They said they would come, they even indicated a time and place, but they were late and you had to wait on them… You paced the floor, you checked your mobile phone and texts, you fiddled around, grabbed a snack… and waited! You were even tempted to take a nap…

Tired of waiting? You can’t afford it if you’re the “front person” for a VIP [a “very important person]. You get tired of waiting on them… goof off, go grab a snack, or take a nap, and they arrive? You’re fired! I’ve watched the “front persons” for the President of the United States just before a press conference… scurrying around, checking microphones, taking care of last minute details… and he’s delayed… no “let up” – stay alert, stay ready, watch the doorway, he’s coming!

The Bible addresses the importance of staying alert and ready for the coming of another VIP… the “coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” Here’s what it has to say on that important subject…

“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him! It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes… It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak… It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns… But suppose the servant says to himself, ‘My master is taking a long time in coming,’ and he then begins to beat the other servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers!” (From Luke 12:35–46 NIV)

In another similar passage this warning is given, “Watch! For you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming!” (Matthew 25:13) Believe me, as one of His “front men,” I want to be ready!

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