Tuesday, November 9, 2010

If?

"If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two, If He came unexpectedly, I wonder what you'd do. Oh, I know you'd give your nicest Room to such an honored Guest, And all the food you'd serve to Him would be the very best, And you would keep assuring Him you're glad to have Him there—That serving Him in your home is joy beyond compare.

But when you saw Him coming would you meet Him at the door, With arms outstretched in welcome to your Heavenly Visitor? Or would you have to change your clothes before you let Him in, Or hide some magazines and put the Bibles where they'd been? Would you turn off the radio and hope He hadn't heard, And wish you hadn't uttered that last, loud, hasty word? Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out? Could you let Jesus walk right in, or would you rush about?

And I wonder … if the Savior spent a day or two with you, Would you go right on doing the things you always do? Would you keep right on saying the things you always say? Would life for you continue as it does from day to day? Would your family conversation keep up its usual pace, And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace? Would you sing the songs you always sing and read the books you read, And let Him know the things on which your mind and spirit feed?

Would you take Jesus with you everywhere you'd planned to go? Or would you maybe change your plans for just a day or so? Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest friends, Or would you hope they'd stay away until His visit ends? Would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and on, Or would you sigh with great relief when He at last was gone? It might be interesting to know the things that you would do If Jesus came in person to spend some time with you."

– Author Unknown

I wonder what I would do? Would I put the computer away, and spend time with Him?

6 comments:

Hoping the Blind Will See said...

What a nice post! Beautiful, and thought provoking. Me? I think I'd have to change a few things, but I would open Him with open arms and BEG Him to stay!! Me? I guess I should start changing those things today... I wonder if I have the character, the strength, the will? You know, old dogs and all that...

Linda said...

Hey, Hoping, I have a lot to change too, and I'm getting close to the finish line. I am so glad I can rely on the Blood of my Savior, and not on my works. I am so inadequate.

That corgi :) said...

I'd welcome him in with open arms and be like Zachias, confessing things I'm guilty of and Jesus would just smile at me and say "I forgive you" and stretch out his arms to me......

betty

Linda said...

Oh, Betty, that statement brought goosebumps to my skin!

Missy said...

Love this!

Leticia said...

I would fling my door wide open and before he could knock, I would throw myself into his arms and give him the biggest bear hug!

At that point, I would apologize if my house was a bit untidy and offer him my best coffee and make him some homemade bread. And keep Him talking and visiting with me.