11/28/19

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Our scripture this week is Matthew 24:36-44.

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.
Matthew 24:42-43

Jesus continues His warning that we will not know when He is returning, and we must be ready at all times. He wants us to know God’s love and live in it everyday, not having to worry about whether we are forgiven. When we are living for Him, we will be ready for His return.

Many of us went through preparations to be ready to celebrate Thanksgiving today. It is often a time that we hurry to get our homes ready to welcome guests for the meal. We know when Thanksgiving occurs every year and we can plan ahead to do the things that are necessary.

Jesus teaches that unlike holidays on the calendar, the day of His return is known only to God. We can’t wait around until it happens, we must be ready today! Don’t neglect the most important preparation ever, being ready to meet Jesus.

Gracious God, while we don’t know the day of His coming, You have promised that Jesus will return. May we live our lives in readiness to welcome Him. Amen.

Published by Pastor Doug

UMC pastor, Retired USAF, husband, father, grandfather

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