Last night I stopped by the neighborhood supermarket to make sure we had a few things, just in case we were snowed in today. As to be expected, I wasn’t the only one with that bright idea. As I was checking out the assistant manager asked me, “You stocking up for the weather?”
“Yes ma’am,” I replied.
She quickly came back with, “You, and the whole city!”
The milk was almost all gone. The Hamburger meat was all gone. The bread was all gone, and I saw a guy with four loaves. Everyone, all over town, heard the same report. While even the weatherman was saying that snow was a possibility, and not a certainty, no one in town wanted to be caught unprepared. No one wanted to be stuck at home with nothing to eat, or fresh water to drink, or fresh batteries in case the power goes out. It is always better to be prepared, than to be sorry.
Isn’t it interesting that we can prepare for a few days of inconvenience, but fail to prepare for life, or worse yet, eternity? We have all heard the same warnings, and we all know the possibilities. Yet we usually fail to make the proper preparations for the future. Let me encourage you to be prepared.
“Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.” Mark 13:33 (New American Standard Bible)
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