Luke 12:35-36 “Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning, as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks.”
Have you ever stop to think about all the time, effort, and preparation we put in to prepare for guests coming to our house? The preparation often takes longer than the actual events, and time that somebody spends visiting with us. Why do we go to such trouble?
Probably for many reasons. The greatest is that we’re looking forward to spending time and interacting with our guests. We get great enjoyment when we have guests come to our house. It creates memories and relationships. It truly allows you the opportunity to get to know others better and show your love and appreciation for the people that are visiting.
It’s often what makes the difference between just being acquaintances and graduating to the level of close friends as a result of that type of personal interaction. That’s probably why we don’t even think about the fact that we spend more time preparing for our guests than the time we spend with them.
Jesus instructs that we should prepare for His return just like we prepare for our guests. Our house is in order, it is clean, we are looking our best, and we are both emotionally and otherwise prepared to greet, to entertain, and to interact. During the time that you’re in preparation for your guests, your attitude is usually at it’s very best.
When we hear that knock at the front door, there is a sense of excitement.
For you as a Believer, you can approach each day with a sense of anticipation and preparation for your ultimate guest, Jesus Christ.
Look forward to the party. It will change your attitude and the quality of your day.
Have a blessed day.