Fourth Day of Advent

“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 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. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

Therefore, keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So, you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.

Matthew 24:36-44      

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Jesus tells us that no one knows the time of His return, not even Himself.

We don’t need to be concerned with the timing, but we do need to commit ourselves to the preparation.

Jesus compares His return to the events that occurred in Noah’s day. Noah did not build the ark in a day. It took time to gather the materials needed and to do the actual construction. Then came to process of gathering all the provisions they would need to sustain life until the flood waters receded. Throughout this whole process the people in the area watched and ridiculed Noah and his big boat. They didn’t take his warnings seriously.

The Scriptures have told of Jesus’ return for centuries and sadly many ridicule the message.

We do so at our own peril.

Either you believe that the Bible is the Word of God or you do not.

If you do then why not read it?

Why not study it to learn all that you can about God’s plan for your life?

Why not live each day in great anticipation of Christ’s return?

Christ is our HOPE.

Are you on the sidelines ridiculing others who believe He will return

                                    OR

Are you actively making preparations for the journey?

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