Jesus promised he would come again, but he didn't say when, he just told us to be ready.
"However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows." Mark 13:32 (NLT)
In our Bible lesson today, Jesus told his followers that a very important day was coming. He told them that a day was coming when people would see him coming in the clouds with power and glory. He told them that on that day he would send his angels to gather his people and take them home to heaven to be with him.
That's an important day, isn't it? When is that day going to be? Jesus didn't tell his followers that part. In fact, he told them, "No one knows the day or hour when I will return. Only the Father knows. That is why you must be ready, I will come at a time when you least expect it." Wow! If we don't know when he is coming, how will we be ready? By doing the things that Jesus would want us to be doing — loving one another, caring for the sick, feeding the hungry, and helping the poor. If we are busy doing those things, we will be ready when he comes.
Dear Father, even though we don't know the day or hour when Jesus will come to take his children be with him, let us live in such a way that we will be ready when he comes. Amen.