“Therefore, be on the alert–for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning– in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep. “What I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!'” Mark 13:35-37
Jesus told James, John and Peter what the world would be like before His return. The day and hour remains a mystery to us. But, one thing is for certain, we should live in expectation and be ready.
For me, being ready is to be tending to the master’s house, that’s the activity of my life. But also being ready is an attitude of expectancy and desire. Some my dread Jesus return, thinking they have unfinished pleasures to experience here and now. I understand that to some degree. But the overwhelming joy and purpose of life will only be understood and begin in His presence. The whole of creation is made by him and for him.
Lord Jesus, even as the author wrote in Revelation, I say Maranatha – come quickly.