Live Wisely – Monday, December 17, 2018

Matthew 24:44 warns us, “The Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” What would you do if you knew when to expect the Son of Man? Would you prioritize your day differently? Would you FB your friends the time of His arrival? Would you let strangers know? Would you spend more time in prayer, the Scriptures and worship?

Sadly, the open-ended return of Christ leaves all of us a bit complacent about our spiritual life. We have been lulled into a false sense of security that Christ will not come during our lifetime and that the only way we will see Him is when we die.

The disciples could not have imagined that they would have been alive when God became man. They had read the prophets and knew that at some point in time the Messiah would arrive. But in their wildest dreams they probably could not have pictured Him arriving in their contemporary times, or their becoming His closest friends.

The fact that God kept His promise of Incarnation makes Christ’s return a done deal. It is as sure as His cradle and His cross. We should expect Him!

Each day brings the hope of His return. Live wisely.


Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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