Photo by: Bruce Nevin Haines
By: Carole L. Haines
While on an overnight trip to a Wonderful city I love, we came to an intersection where a man was standing with a sign. As we stopped at the light and looked over, his sign read, “He is coming!” Bruce and I rolled down our window and said, “Amen, Brother! Be Blessed!’” He enthusiastically waved and called back to us, “He’s coming! Live Ready!”
Other people honked and waved as the light turned and we went through, but what a blessing to see that. What a treasure that Precious man is to our Body of Christ here on earth. Now I don’t know about you, but I call that “BRAVE!” As an introvert, I can’t even imagine standing on a corner doing that, and that’s okay because not all of us are tapped by God to share Him in that way. But this man was enthusiastic and joyful about being there. He wasn’t judging, but joyously declaring to the world, “He’s Coming! Live Ready!”
It reminded me of the Scripture Jesus shared about lighting a lamp and placing it on a lampstand. This man had his lamp out, lit and on a stand for all to see.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)
We are all given different gifts and callings, but each of us is called to share Christ with others. When you’re walking with Him daily, sitting with Him in His Word, no one must tell you that twice. You’re so excited about His grace and kindness, His mercy and love just pour out of you, as you share all the good things He has done and is doing in your life. God’s Word is Powerful and even just those two words, “He’s Coming” or “Live Ready!” can be all it takes for a person’s heart to be touched and drawn by Jesus to Himself. Jesus said,
“Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” (John 12:31-32)
Are we ready? Are we helping others know He is coming? Are we sharing God’s love and message of the Kingdom? Are we Living Ready? He is coming, Dear Believer! Live Ready!!!!