Today’s Scripture Selection: Matthew 24:44

“So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

When most people read this verse, or preach about it, they start thinking or talking about the “end times”.

They ponder what it will be like when God – who started everything – will bring everything to its grand conclusion – or at least to whatever He has planned next.

But I think it can have another meaning.

Jesus can come into our lives in the most unexpected of ways; at the most unexpected of times.

And while that may mean you have faced death – and are now facing Him – can’t it mean something else too?

I believe the living, active, powerful, loving, Christ can sometimes insert Himself into our everyday moments; decisions; actions.

And then we have a choice to make – a most important choice.

The choice of whether we will follow His lead, or not.

From seemingly small decisions; to ones of monumental importance – when we least expect Him – there he is.

And free will has everything in the world to do with following, or not following – and facing the consequences either way.

So, be ready.

As the old “Candid Camera” show used to say,

“When you least expect it,” there He will be.

Will you be ready?

Prayer: Lord, open my eyes to all the ways you are actively – and wonderfully – part of my life.  AMEN.


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