“So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” Matthew 24:44
How do we get ready for the return of Jesus when we won’t know when to expect Him? Our preparation is a continual process of spiritual evolution. The more we come to know Jesus and choose to obey His will for our life, we shed our ways of thinking and living, and we live and serve in the ways that most please Him. This is not a one-time shedding! We will fall and get up again - over and over - through the course of our lifetime. But the important thing is that we continue to get up, brush off, and press forward in seeking and living for Jesus! Not only is this how we get ready for our Savior’s return, this is how we stay ready and how we will want Him to find us whenever the time comes! His return is meant to give us a spirit of great expectation, not of anxiety and fear! When you embrace each aspect of your day for the opportunities it gives you to learn and do a little more for the sake of the Kingdom, Jesus will ‘keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in Him’ (Isaiah 26:3).