Have you ever been burglarized or had something stolen? Were you expecting it? I wasn’t either, but last night a thief paid a visit!
Last week I had a little extra time and was in a crafting mode so I made a birdseed wreath. I enjoy watching the variety of birds that winter here, and thought the wreath would add a festive touch.
Southwest Kansas has been having such mild weather that there has been very little activity at any of my feeders. Since hanging the wreath, I have not even seen any birds perching on the trellis. However, Mr. Weatherman is calling for a cold front to move in this weekend. Blustery winds are also in the forecast which should help blow the birds here.
This morning as I backed the car out the garage, I noticed…something was missing. The birdseed wreath was not hanging. We did have a windy day yesterday so I stopped to investigate. I found no trace of the wreath, but the ribbon was still tied. What a surprise and so unexpected for the entire wreath to disappear without a trace of any dropped, scattered seeds! My conclusion – We had a thief in the night, and most likely a four-legged one.
A thief comes when least expected. 2 Peter 3:10 tell us that Jesus will come again as unexpectedly as a thief in the night. Are you prepared and ready for his return? If not, please take some time right now to get ready. God has been “…patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
Everyone has sinned. That includes me and you. (Romans 6:23) Although God loves each one of us, He must punish sin. (John 3:16) We cannot be saved from eternal punishment by being a good person. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
” That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 1 As the Scripture says, ‘Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.’ 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'” Romans 10:9-13
I was not prepared for a thief last night, but I am prepared and ready for my Lord and Savior’s return.