We are glued to the weather reports today, watching and preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, a.k.a. Frankenstorm. We are not strangers to storm preparations. A year ago we lost power during a freak snow storm, Alfred. We also were affected by Hurricane Irene. So, we do what we can, prepare what we can and then ride it out, one day at a time.
Preparations are so important. We’ve taken heed of the warnings; we put away lawn chairs, set aside water, turned up the refrigerator and freezer, charged batteries for flashlights, and have some easy to heat meals made and MREs to get us through.
These physical preparations point us to the just as important spiritual preparations—heeding the warnings from those who know the impact of what’s coming…
There is a day when Jesus will return; Scripture says that every knee will bow. All our lives we get nudges to take spiritual things seriously. We hear of God’s love and what He did for us through Jesus’ death and resurrection. He created us and loves us enough to repair the brokenness in our lives—the broken relationship with Him. We are all separated from God because of sin but, by grace He grants us a lifetime to find Him faithful to forgive and accept His gift of eternal life through His Son. I’m praying that you heed the warnings—see the need to prepare your heart to receive Him.
For all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory and holiness… Romans 3:23
There is none righteous. Psalm 143:28, Romans 3:10
The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father, but through Me.” John 14:6
There is salvation is no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is a gift from God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to come children of God, even to those who believe in His name. John 1:12
Jesus says, “Behold I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20
God said, “This is My Son, My chosen One; listen to Him” Luke 9:35
This life on earth isn’t all there is. There is an eternity waiting for us—we just need to choose the destination, and the One we will follow.
Have you made your spiritual preparations….
Praying for you,
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