“And now, children, stay with Christ. Live deeply in Christ. Then we’ll be ready for him when he appears, ready to receive him with open arms, with no cause for red-faced guilt or lame excuses when he arrives.”1 John 2:28
Eli panicked as he heard the sound of his mother’s car crunching gravel in the driveway. Where had the time gone. He was so sure he would have had enough time to clean up the mess before Mummy came back, but he got distracted by his favourite cartoon. Oh boy! Then there were things he was supposed to do that he had totally forgotten about. What could he possibly use as his excuse? Eli’s heart thudded in his ears and he tried to to steel Himself to face Mummy who was walking in through the door.
God had told us what He expects of us, God has given us all we need to succeed and have some fun along the way. He keeps giving us second chances to get it right. One day though we will run out of time and have to face judgment.
If we stay with Christ and live in Christ then we’ll have no reason to panic. It only when we haven’t done what is expected of us that we end up pants down and red-faced. What’s your game plan?
Think About This
Will you be ready should He come today?
I want to be ready when you come. Help me stay in Christ. Help me live for Christ. Help me come home to You. In Jesus name I pray. Amen