One of the mottos of the Boy Scouts is to “Be Prepared.” But what does that mean? Well . . .
- If you are a student, it means you study before the test so you can do well.
- If you are a homeowner, it may mean buying supplies and taping off the edges before beginning to repaint the living room.
- If you are a sports team, it means practicing offensive plays or defensive sets so you can work together effectively when the game comes around.
Basically, being prepared means that you get ready BEFORE YOU “NEED TO” DELIVER. We are used to this concept in so many areas of our lives. However, are we prepared spiritually? Are we prepared for the second coming of Jesus or for the moment of our death when we will stand face to face before our Creator and give an account for our lives? How do we prepare for such a day? What are some questions I could ask myself to prepare me for this moment BEFORE I get there?
This Sunday at Wildwood we will be continuing our series called “Tomorrow: Preparing for the Son to Rise Again.” This week, we will be in part 4 of this series looking at Matthew 25:1-13 – a parable Jesus told about 10 members of a wedding party . . . some who wisely prepared, and some who foolishly did not for the coming the groom. There is a lot of very practical and important stuff in this story for us to reflect on today as we prepare for tomorrow. See you Sunday . . . and bring your friends to either our 9:45 or 11:00 service.