v 44. You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.
I once invited a friend home for an evening meal, fine – it’s just that I forgot to mention it to Jill. You can imagine the shock-horror when the hungry man stood on the doorstep and thanked Jill for inviting him round. The unexpected guest caused some consternation in the kitchen. To be caught on the hop and unprepared for something can cause a real problem.
So Jesus warned His disciples about the end times – and His basic message was simply ‘So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.’
Reflect today on what that means in terms of your behaviour.
How might it affect your working life and business practices?
What will it mean for your home life?
How will it affect the various relationships you enjoy?
Does it have any influence on the way you spend your money?
Does it impact your life in the Christian community?
In other words, how will you feel if Jesus rings the doorbell today and announces, ‘I’m back.’?