Are We Ready To Receive Jesus Into Our Lives?

Posted: April 30, 2015 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Meditations

If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two –
If He came unexpectedly, I wonder what you would do.
Oh, I know you would give your nicest room to such an Honoured Guest;
And all the food you would serve Him would be the very best.
And you would keep assuring Him you are glad to have Him there,
That serving Him within 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 current magazines and put the Bible where it had been?

Would you turn off the TV set 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 Jesus walk right in – or would you have to rush about?

And so, I wonder – if the Savour spent a day or two with you,
Would you continue doing the things you always do?
Would you go right on repeating 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 at the dinner table would you say a word of 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?

And would you take Him with you everywhere you 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 closest friends?
Or would you hope they would 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?

Yes, it might be interesting to know the things you would do.
If Jesus came in person to spend some time with you.

How at peace are we with Jesus?  Do we have a relationship with Him, or is He still a stranger in our lives?  What can we do individually, as a husband or wife, or as a parent to be able to immediately welcome Jesus into our homes without first ‘cleaning up’?

  1. Peter Bove says:

    You’re a blessing! Thanks for such a simple yet colorful logical wise and practical illustration of what it means, in the immediate sense, to have Jesus in our lives.

    • CatholicJules says:

      I share His blessings with you and all those wiser than me for their insights, we are afterall one body in Christ. Amen

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