Feb 14, 2006

Are you ready?

One day Jesus is coming back. But when He will return, is unknown to us. God is the only one who knows the day, hour, and second. He could come back today, tomorrow, next week, next year, or in 100 years. We have no idea when that time will be. It is a mystery to us. But one day, this mystery will be unveiled for all eyes to see. Are you ready for this unveiling?

God is going to invade, all right: but what is the good of saying you are on His
side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else—something it never entered your head to conceive—comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left? For this time it will be God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature. It will be too late then to choose your side. There is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up. That will not be the time for choosing: it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realised it before or not. Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It will not last for ever. We must take it or leave it.

(Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis: page 65)

Anthony Evans has a song called I Choose Now. The chorus goes:

I choose now
To be humbled in your presence
I choose now
To fall on my face
Cause one day
Every knee will bow but Jesus
I choose now.

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Have you chosen now?

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