Perhaps Today (Matthew 24:44)

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A year ago, I read an article saying that millions of TV sets in the United States would stop working today unless they were able to received digital signals. Notices appeared in electronic stores, and the government even offered a free $40 coupon toward the purchase of a converter box.

I suspect that most people took the necessary steps to make sure their TV set would work when they turned it on today. We usually respond well to warnings tied to specific dates, but often fail to prepare for an event that will come “some day.

When the disciples asked Jesus about the date of His return (Matthew 24:3), He told them that only God the Father knows: “But of the day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only” (v. 36). Then He urged them to be prepared so that they would not be taken by surprise. “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do no expect” (v. 44).

We don’t know when Jesus will return. He may come any time. Dr. M. R. De Haan, founder of RBC Ministries, kept a two-word motto in his office: “Perhaps Today.

When we make our daily plans, are we aware that Christ may return? Are we prepared to meet Him? – David McCasland

The darkness deepens! Yes, but dawn is nearer!

The Lord from heaven may soon be on His way;

The “blessed hope” in these dark days grows dearer,

Our Savior Christ will come – perhaps today! – Smith

If Christ comes today, will you be ready to meet Him?

  • February 17, Vol. 16, Our Daily Bread
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