I have a poem that I call "Special
Guest," and it opens with, "If a letter came from Jesus, with a message just for you…’Dearest One,
this is to say that…I’ll be visiting with you.’"
If you actually had that happen, your heart might skip a beat…"if a letter came
to tell you, that tomorrow you’d be blessed…with a visit from your Jesus, would you thrill and answer "yes?"
You might say to yourself, "There will be a
special person, as our table guest, my dear…we’ll say Grace and act so nice, and say "we’re glad to
have you here." We’ll be on our best behavior, and we all will hover near…oh, it will be most unusual,
with our special guest right here!
The poem goes on, but that’s enough to make a person think. What would you do, really. No doubt the conversation would
get around to religious subjects. Could you hold your side of the discussion? And wouldn’t it be awkward if he asked
where you were Sunday…the day of the Super Bowl. and you wouldn’t want to show him your new fishing boat.
And what if He suggested that you drive around town
to show Him your town. The new smell is still on your new car. What if He said, "Let’s drive by your church…what‘s
your weekly attendance," and you weren’t sure, because you haven’t
been too regular. (Where is that church bulletin).
Really, I wonder what you and God will talk about on Judgment Day. He won’t be in a hurry, because time means nothing
to Him. Will there actually be some back and forth, or will He just wave to the left.
Although our works don’t count before we give our hearts to
the Lord, they not only count after we’re Christians…a record of them is sent on ahead of us, and they’re
compiled in Heaven. "And they were judged every man according to their works" (Revelation 20:13). Actually, the
Lord does come to visit you, and may be sitting at your table when you bless the food. Think about it.