People joke about zombies and the apocalypse.
Movies are made that depict the world coming to an end, and even if many say they don’t believe in God, the general consensus seems to be that the world will come to an end. Some think sooner, others, later; but it will end. Maybe you believe global warming will be the eventual culprit. Speculation says we may experience WWIII and an ensuing nuclear holocaust.
The Bible says that Jesus is returning for those who have accepted him as their savior and have given their lives to him.
In the book of Matthew, chapter 24, and in I Thessalonians, Jesus describes the events that will take place prior to his return. Wars, rumors of wars, plagues, drought, earthquakes in various places. Lawlessness will begin to take over the world, and many people will suddenly be aware of Jesus and desire him in their lives.
We’re not to be surprised by these things, but we should be ready.
Some people might decide to live off grid, build a tiny home and garden, or invest in bitcoin or gold. Physical and economical preparation isn’t a bad thing, but more than being prepared for hardship, we need to be prepared for Jesus.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.John 1 4:6
None of us know exactly when Jesus will return. It could be today or in two months or twenty years. But the day and hour aren’t the issue as much as our relationship with Jesus now. From the moment we say yes to him directing our lives, we are in a personal relationship with him which we want to develop. Spending time with him in worship, prayer, and reading his word will grow our relationship with him.
Eternity is the big picture, but he wants us to have a great, abundant life with him here on earth too.
So whether it’s for his return in the future, or our relationship here and now, are we ready?
He’s always at the door of our heart waiting for us to open it to him.