Matthew 24 is where we are told that the ”day or hour” of the Lord’s return is unknown. Even if we can play a part in speeding his return (as we saw yesterday), we just don’t know when it will be. So we MUST be prepared.
So Matthew 25 is full of warnings and encouragement to be prepared. And being prepared means living for the Lord TODAY, serving him in this present moment - like the wise young women who kept oil for their lamps; and like the wise servants who were productive with their master’s money; and like those who served Jesus without thought of reward, by feeding the hungry and comforting the hurting.
Today let’s pray for our own preparation for the Lord’s visitation. This might be the day of his return in glory. Or this might be the day he shows up in a distressing disguise, as a stranger, someone who is thirsty, someone who needs help. Pray that, in all things, MHCC and her people will live each moment ready to meet him!