Today's devotion for today is based on 2 Peter 3:10, "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare."
In other words, Jesus tells us that he is coming, but he does not tell us when he is coming. So we have only ourselves to blame if we are not ready when he returns.
The possibility is so dreadful that you have to ask, "What does it mean to be ready?" To answer this question, ask yourself: "What is at the top of my priority list as Christmas approaches? Entertainment or eternity? Gifts or God? A heart longing for a vacation, or a heart ready for Jesus?"
Being ready means setting your heart on Christ. Because in Christ, you are ready. It is for you that Christ came in the flesh. It is for you that Christ suffered and died. It is for you that he promises to come again, not to obliterate you, but to give you eternal life.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator, and sustainer of all things, make me ready for your day by keeping my faith in you strong. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen