One day Jesus was teaching a large group of people. This group had a very diversified flavor and Jesus, as the master teacher, captured this teachable moment. He used an illustration with which everyone could identify. In this illustration He challenged people to do some things as they waited, as they got ever ready for his Second Coming. The words that I want us to grasp now are the same words He told His listeners about 2,000 years ago. I want to read to you His words from Luke 12.
“Be dressed in readiness and keep your lamps alight and be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. If the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. You, too, be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”
Well, right up front Christ told His listeners, and He tells us, to do several things. First of all, He tells us to dress up. He said, be dressed in readiness. He tells us to dress up. This is the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, the land of malls and of fashion. We are very conscious about our clothes. We want to make the right statement and we spend a lot of time and a lot of energy and a lot of money on our wardrobe. Well Jesus challenges us to make a fashion statement. No, you cannot pick this outfit up at the Galleria or North Park Mall or Irving Mall. No, it is an attitude. It is a lifestyle. He tells us to be ready. He tells us to put on a wardrobe of readiness. We are to be ready for his Second Coming.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine