What If It Were Today? Ready?

Scripture: Luke 21.  

(Key verses)

Luke 21:27-28; 34-35 (NLT)

27 Then everyone will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with power and great glory. 28 So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!”

34 “Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, 35 like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth.

(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)

I tried to think of times in my life when I really looked forward to an event. I thought of High School graduation, because I was ready to be done with school and begin my working career. I thought of my Wedding Day, because I had found the woman of my dreams and I was ready for my day of lifetime commitment to love and take care of her. I thought of the day our daughter came into our lives, because I felt like my wife and I had so much love to share with her and to help her blossom into all she could be. Then there are annual vacations and special family/holiday times like Thanksgiving and Christmas; vacations and other special events that arise. However friends, all of these times and the excitement they bring cannot compare to the glory that we can anticipate with the coming of our Lord! For you see, I have already been blessed with His touch on my life, His awesome power in speaking to me and directing me to salvation that comes only through accepting Him as my Lord and Savior! Now the bonus in all of this is found in the verses highlighted in this devotion, for He has promised that He will come and get His children one day, and take us on to live with Him in a perfect place – Heaven. The Bible describes my final home as best it could in writing, but being in the presence of my Lord and Savior, with no more war, pain, strife, crime and all those things that we despise here on this earth, will be nothing less that GLORIOUS! One of my favorite hymns describes just a glimpse of my feelings – What A Day That Will Be, when my Jesus I shall see! This brings great excitement to me!

(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)

Lord, who am I that You should have sacrificed Your Son so that I might enjoy eternity with You in Heaven? Thank You for that love displayed on Calvary’s cruel cross. Thank You for working in my heart to convince me of my sin and showing me the wonders of Heaven. Thank You for forgiving even a sinner such as I. Thank You for accepting me as Your very own dear Jesus. What a Day That Will Be when I see You face to face! Please soften the hearts of my family and friends that have not been able to see and accept the gift that You offer to each of us. May they see the urgency of the hour referred to in this Bible passage this morning.


**Words underlined may be a hyperlink to a song that God laid on my heart while sharing this devotional this morning. Click it and be blessed by the song, like I was when I listened to it! …… I would be overjoyed to have the opportunity to pray with you about a need in your life that may, or may not have been highlighted by this Nugget today. Why not drop me a note and tell me about it? You may email me at:

Author: Ed Algreen

One of God's kids expressing his understanding of God's Word and sharing how it is affecting his life! May those who read it be blessed, encouraged, and drawn closer to the Lord!

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