“Are You Ready?”
Are you ready for the second coming of Jesus? If He returned today are you ready? We are told that He is coming again. No one has any idea when, it could be in one minute, in one hour, today or sometime this year or next. No one knows when the time will be. Many wise men have predicted a date for the coming, but none of us can really know when the time will come.
If He returned tomorrow, would you be on the naughty or nice list? Would you be in line for entry into an eternal life shared in the company of our Maker or would you be in line pleading your case? Many may ask how do you prepare for such an event. The answer is to live everyday like it is Christmas Eve! Think of the anticipation we have as Christmas is approaching, the excitement, the happiness, reminding children, “You had better be good.” We are all a little happier, kinder, more loving to our neighbors, checking on each other and buying gifts for all our loved ones. We are so excited to watch the joy on the faces of those opening gifts. All this happiness tied up in one month of the year. What do we do the rest of the year?
We celebrate Christmas Day because it is deemed the birth of Jesus Christ, His first coming to Earth. We need to celebrate each other like everyday is Christmas. Show love, kindness, and caring everyday of the year to your neighbor, family, co-workers, and enemies. Then and only then will you be ready for the day that He returns. It is easy to get caught up in the stressors of life, but when judgement day comes which line will you be standing in?
All honor, glory, and praise be to God, now and forever more! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a very happy New Year to all of the members of our Dayton Community!
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
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