Lest we fail to heed the signs
When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?-Elisha Hoffman
Lord Jesus we come to you with open hearts. You are our Father and your love and care for us can never be questioned. Goodness and mercy flow from you to us all the time even when we do not deserve it at all by our attitudes to You. You are indeed the Almighty God and your power in nature is felt whenever the elements are unleashed. There is nothing left for us but to be in awe of You and who you are.
Lord I know you continue to warn us to be ready for your Coming. We look around us and all seems to be well despite the report that your coming is very soon. It is akin to the situation many people who live in the areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey and Irma faced. They had been warned to flee the coming storm but they were still wondering if it would be that bad or more still if it would come at all or even affect them. Some lost their lives because they failed to heed the warning. Lord Jesus, pour your awareness and anguish on us that we may be aware of the coming ‘storm’ and prepare and act. May we not be found ‘asleep’ when it mattered most to be awake. Amen (9/12/17)