Matthew 24:42-44
42 ‘…keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: if the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

‘Be prepared.’ As a Cub and Scout for many years, this motto is etched in my memory, and it is good advice. This is Jesus’ advice to his listeners too. One day he will return, not as a thief, but as King of Kings. The catch is, we don’t know when and so should live ours lives as if this were the day so that we’re not caught by surprise.

Jesus, help me be prepared for you!