I just read this morning that September is “National Preparedness Month”. The headline of the article I read said: “National Preparedness Month: Are you prepared for a disaster?”
That rather ominous warning caught my attention, for sure! As I scanned the article I discovered that it was primarily cautioning us to be prepared for severe weather events. This is indeed something that we need to be concerned about. Many people are injured or killed each year by such occurrences. A lot of these kinds of deaths can be prevented by taking certain precautions.
There is another kind of disaster for which we must be prepared—the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ! Now, for those who are ready for his return, it will not be a disaster at all; it will be a much-welcomed blessing!
However, for those who are caught unaware, it will be the greatest disaster of their lives, one from which there will be no recovery. It is little wonder that the teachings of Jesus contain so many warnings to be ready for his appearance by living a constant life of faithful obedience in anticipation of his return.
“What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”—Mark 13:37.