“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
by: Katie Brown.
Sometimes, when we wait for loved ones to come home, we can look through the window for their arrival because we want to catch a glimpse of them at the first possible moment. It is easier to get ready for someone when we have an idea of when they will come back. Jesus’ return will be like a thief in the night, which is even more unexpected than a surprise guest or family member in the daytime. Instead of preparing our houses, we are called to prepare our hearts, our churches, and our lives. If Jesus returned today, in what state would He find your life and your ministry?