Dressing for Jesus

Ben Matlock’s alias Andy Griffith cried out on one of the shows. 

“I don’t want to go see Jesus naked!”

 (Okay you had to be watching the show to see how funny that was.)

But truthfully, I don’t really want to go see Jesus naked either. What if Jesus returned right this minute!

Nobody knows the day, or the hour friends.

“But the exact day and hour? No one knows that, not even heaven’s angels, not even the Son. Only the Father knows.

 “The Arrival of the Son of Man will take place in times like Noah’s. They knew nothing—until the flood hit and swept everything away.

 “The Son of Man’s Arrival will be like that. So, stay awake, alert. You have no idea what day your Master will show up.  You have no idea when the Son of Man is going to show up.

“Who here qualifies for the job of overseeing the kitchen? A person the Master can depend on to feed the workers on time each day. Someone the Master can drop in on unannounced and always find him doing his job. A God-blessed man or woman, I tell you. It won’t be long before the Master will put this person in charge of the whole operation.

“But if that person only looks out for himself, and the minute the Master is away does what he pleases—abusing the help and throwing drunken parties for his friends—the Master is going to show up when he least expects it and make hash of him. He’ll end up in the dump with the hypocrites, out in the cold shivering, teeth chattering.” (From Matthew 2:36-51, MSG)

When he so unexpectedly returns, what will you be wearing, saying, doing? How will you be living? Will he know your name if you never bothered finding out his?

Prayer- Father- the days grow ever closer. I pray you find all of us fully dressed with Jesus. Amen.

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