We anticipate a lot of things in life. Realizing that tax day is only a few days away, people anticipate either paying their taxes or getting a refund. Pregnant couples anticipate having a baby. Seniors anticipating getting to graduate. It's funny to me that we anticipate so many different things that we're, for all intents and purposes, uncertain of and yet fail to anticipate the one things that we are promised: Jesus Christ will return. One day He is going to come back, and we need to be ready for that moment. Are you ready for His return? What about the people around, your friends, relatives, colleagues: are they ready? Since we know our days are limited and that the inevitable return of Christ is promised, doesn't it make sense that we would try to be ready for that time? Such an attitude puts a whole new spin on life: the bank teller is no longer just a face you see but a person who might need to be introduced to the Savior. The boy bagging your groceries isn't just a convenient servant; he's someone who may need to hear God's truth. What if you were the only person knowledgeable of God's truth who would ever interact with these people? What would your responsibility be? Jesus will return, and it could be any day. Will you be helping others to be prepared?
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.