Monday, July 26, 2010

Just One Week to Go--Seven More Days

The Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference begins in one week. Just one week to go. And you can be sure that conference organizers, as well as attendees, are making last-minute preparations like crazy!

Is everyone provided for? Are rooms ready for presenters and conferees? Is the menu better-than-good? Is my work as polished as it can be? Am I ready to make my "pitch"?

Suppose we knew that Jesus was returning in exactly one week. How would our lives reflect that knowledge? Would we be on our knees repenting for actions we planned to do today? Would we be on the road telling our loved ones, far and near, about the goodness of God?

For it's the goodness of God that brings repentance.

Our world, our nation, our people, our friends, our relatives, ourselves . . . we all need to repent. Jesus is coming again. Will we be ready, our lamps filled with oil to greet the Bridegroom, or will we cower in shame at His appearing?

It may be at morn when the day is awaking,
When sunlight through darkness and shodow is breaking,
That Jesus will come in the fullness of glory,
To receive from the world "His own."

O Lord Jesus, how long, how long,
ere we shout the glad song,
Christ returneth! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Amen.

Let's be ready when He comes. Keep looking up. It could be next week. It could be today!

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