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If Jesus Came To Your House
Thursday, October 4, 2007
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 own 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 Bible 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, nasty 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 go 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 Christ in person came to spend some time with you.
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." - Revelation 3:20

If Jesus came to your house to spend some time with you,
And you didn't know He was coming, what do you think you would do? You'd probably start by giving him the finest room in your place, And tell Him over and over, that you're glad to see His face. You'd serve Him the best foods and try to make Him feel right at ease, Using all the polite words like, "Thank You," and "If you please."

But I wonder what would happen if you saw Him coming up the road, Would you run to greet Him and welcome Him to your abode? Or, would you scatter about the house to hide the videos? Would you place the Holy Bible where the magazine goes? Would you change the radio station to music more appealing, If Jesus came to your home, what would your tv be revealing?

Would your behavior at all change, when He was around the house? Would you act more loving to your children and your spouse? At dinner time when you looked across the table at His face, Would you find it very difficult before eating to say grace? And what about your friends, would you invite them over too?

Or would you be afraid of what they would say about you?

Would you keep right on saying the things you always say? Would the things you always do be done the same that day? And what about your life, would it continue just the same? Could you keep right on living like you were before He came? Do you think you would be able to take Jesus where you had planned to go? Or would there a change of plans, because you don't want Him to know?

Would the books you read still be read, and the songs you sing still be sung? Would you be happy to have him around, or dreading that the doorbell rung? And if the Lord could read your mind while He was your honored guest, Would you be ashamed of your thoughts, your motives, attitude and the rest?

Where would He see you spend your time, would it offend or flatter? Would He see you working for the Kingdom, or living for things that don't matter?

And when the visit drew to an end and He left would you grieve? Or, would you with a sigh of relief be glad to see Him leave? Sometimes it's good to think about how we'd live with Jesus around, Because that's the way we should live, for in our hearts He is found. So today as you go about your life, consider what you would do, If Jesus came to your house to spend some time with you.
posted by zoblog @ 11:21 PM  
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