From time to time, our area is told that a hurricane may be coming our way. We are told to make preparations and be ready in the event that it makes landfall near us.
How do people react? Some prepare hurricane kits, cover their windows and take all of the other recommended precautions.
But not everyone does this. Some act as if they are invincible and make no preparation at all. They leave their destiny to chance. This is not a wise thing to do.
It makes sense for those living in a danger zone to be prepared for such a natural disaster. While it is good to be prepared, one must realize that there is no absolute way of knowing if a hurricane will come our way.
Yet there is one event that we know is going to happen: the destruction of the world by God.
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” (II Peter 3:10). Of this day, we can be assured.
Several hurricane preparation suggestions also should be remembered concerning the second coming of Christ.
First, survival of a hurricane will not be by luck. If one is aware of dangers in and around the home and work place, minimal damage will be done if preparation is made.
Survival of the Lord’s second coming will not be by luck, either. Preparation must be made.
“Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him” (Heb. 5:8, 9).
Jesus taught during one of his sermons, “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matt. 7:21).
Second, no one knows for sure if a hurricane will stay on track; they can turn unexpectedly. The time to act is before it happens.
The same is true of our Lord’s second coming. Now is the time to prepare.
No one knows when his coming will be: “Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not” (Luke 12:40); “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matt. 24:36).
Some will discount the importance of being prepared, but those who seek heaven will prepare.
Third, a family plan is needed in the event of a natural disaster. Families should plan a meeting place and be ready to help others.
Spiritually, a family should have the same plan. Take the time now to plan for the Lord’s coming, help others prepare and plan on meeting in heaven.
How is your family’s plan for the coming of the Lord? Make your plans based upon his guidelines found in the Bible. Study them for yourself. Do not base your plans on some man’s thinking.
A hurricane or other natural disaster may occur, but it is a sure thing that the Lord will come. We must be prepared.