Matthew 24:44-Therefore you also must be ready, for in an hour when you least expect, the Son of Man is coming.
Making preparations to one day meet Jesus? Is this a part of your daily planning? You do know that we are not here to stay, right?
Everyday of our lives we are making plans to do this or that for our now, today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, etc.
Life is full of time spent planning. We plan and prepare on a daily basis for just about everything imaginable.
We plan for vacations, we plan for work, we plan for our future, we plan for our children college, we plan for retirement, family, purchases, daily activities in home and outside of the home, we plan for dinner and lunch dates, we plan meetings, we plan to shop, we plan, plan and plan.
A few weeks ago, the virgin and caribbean Islands, Florida, Texas, South Carolina and all along the east and west coast, etc were all planning for the hurricanes.
As we looked at the different news feeds, we see people buying supplies, gas, generators, food and water in preparation of the coming storms.
The same applies to us spiritually! We MUST prepare to one day meet Jesus face to face. If not, we won't be ready to spend eternity with Him, but we will be ready to spend eternity separated from Him.
Have you ever thought about the fact that it is also of a necessity to plan for your future in eternity for our stay here on earth is temporary and not our eternal home.
To plan for eternity is not an option! WE ALL MUST DO IT! Our eternal destination depends upon our planning for it NOW!
Life on earth is short!
The Apostle James gives us a description of the brevity of man's life in James 4:14-whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? It is just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
When will Christ return? NO ONE KNOWS! But, we do know that He will! We are warned in this text to be 'READY" for in an hour in which we do not expect Him, He will appear.
I want to remind you of what the Word of God says concerning our preparedness for Christ.
We must live each day of our lives as if it is our last. We do know know when our last breath will be taken!
When shall the son of man appear to gather up His elect from the north, south east and west? We do not know!
The driving home point on today is to "WATCH, PRAY AND BE READY" for Christ WILL return.
Are you preparing to one day stand before Jesus at your GUARANTEED appointment with Him?
Making preparation? Is Jesus included in your planning?