This early morning, i walked to the train station with this lady i see everyday and she said that she was late yeterday beause of the frost in her car adn she had to wait 5 minutes to get her car rolling. She said that 5 minutes cost her to miss her train, the doors shut down on her while on her last step of the stairs trying to catch it. Wow, and it dawned on me, that is comparing it to the unfortunate realization of being not ready to meet the Lord Jesus when He comes back again.
I got reminded in 2Cor 13:5, "Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?" It is quite necessary to from time to time to do some self examination, jsut to make sure.
My friend whose husband is stricken with cancer is having a scare again and it's very natural to be afraid. I keep telling her that Jesus is interceding in our behalf and just like what He said to Peter in Luke22:32 , "But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not." Jesus have done it already; He have gone to court and entered a counterplea even before an accusation is made." O Jesus, what a comfort it is that You have pleaded our cause against our unseen enemies; countermined their mines, and unmasked their ambushes. Here is a matter for joy, gratitude, hope, and confidence in the Lord Jesus Christ.
As my prayer for the year is to the One who remains constant in our lives, is the ONLY Christ who is the same yesterday, today and forever more...