Saturday, September 12, 2009

Daily Journaling for Saturday 12th of September 2009

Jesus is Coming - Suddenly

S - "...and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man." Matthew 24:39

O - Yesterday I listened to George Bush's speech the day the 9/11 attacks occurred. It came suddenly. No-one expected it. You wish someone had noticed. If only someone had been able to prevent them. The Tsunami that occurred on December 26th 2004, off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, happened without warning. We all wish that some-one had known and could have warned the people so that they could move to the high ground.

Noah knew and he built a boat but the people ignored him. They were marrying and eating and drinking as though they had so much life ahead to enjoy yet as Noah and his family got in the ark they didn't know it but they were about to die.

This passage says that such an event will happen. Many will be surprised like then. They'll be caught out. So the Bible says to keep watch, to be ready.

A - People need to know that Jesus will return. They should be warned and encouraged to get ready. The big difference between this event and the other tragedies is that those who trust in Jesus will be safe. Those who don't will be caught out and will face judgement.

My whole life's purpose is to help people come to know and trust in Jesus. How am I do in that? How can I be more effective? In light of the fact that it could be any time am I urgent in my prayers, in my sharing?

P - Lord, help me be ready when you return, and help me be found feeding your servants and helping those who don't know the good news of the gospel. Amen

Daily Reading - Matthew 24

No comments:

Post a Comment