Monday, November 8, 2010

Surprise Visitor

If Jesus Came to Your House

"Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of
the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with
unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of
the Lord, are being transformed into the same image
from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the
Lord." 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (NIV)

"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 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 Bibles 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, hasty 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 keep 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 came in person to spend some time with you."

- Author Unknown

1 comment:

  1. Ashleigh, I read this a couple of days ago (sorry I did not comment then) and was thinking about this little poem. What a great reminder of what we allow in our house or in our thoughts!