I had many, many ideas and plans. After the initial change, months went by. I knew it was now our responsibility. I asked myself repeatedly, "What can we put up on the sign?" Finally, last week, armed with some enlarged copies of churches in our community from a presentation my husband did at the local youth center, we changed the display. "Now more than ever, we need these....Support and attend our local churches", reads the main caption.
The disciples asked Jesus about a sign once. ""When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" (Matthew 24:3). His answer takes up the rest of the chapter. It includes this: "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come...you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."
Jacquelyn commented on my post yesterday telling of a conversation she'd had with a minister's wife.
We were talking about transitions they are going through in their semi-retirement and twilight years--she said she wants to "make the last lap the best." Their son, our pastor, told us that each morning they toast their orange juice glasses and say "this may be the day"...looking towards eternity...but then they have faithfully continued to labor in ministry roles.
Isn't that beautiful?! This MAY BE the day! We must be ready!