We sing the song, "What a Friend We Have In Jesus", but how many of us would cringe at the
thought of getting a visit from our Best Friend?
If you thought the Savior was coming, in person, to spend some time in your home, what would you
have to do to get ready for Him? Would you have to hide some books, magazines or movies? Would
you make sure your friends knew to stay away until He left or would you be proud to introduce
Jesus to them? Would you still go to the same places you usually go or would you change your
plans during His visit? Would the preacher be surprised when you attended church on Sunday or
Maybe it would be a good idea for all of us to rethink our lives, our habits and our friends.
For Jesus does go with us everywhere we go!
If Jesus came to your house
To spend a day or two;
If He came unexpectedly,
I wonder what you'd do.
When you saw Him coming,
Would you meet Him at the door
With arms outstretched in welcome
To your heavenly visitor?
Or would you need to change some things
Before you let Him in?
Like, burn some magazines
And put the Bible where they'd been!
Would you let Jesus walk right in?
Or would you rush about
To hide your worldly music
And put some hymn books out?
I know you'd give your nicest room
To such a Honored Guest;
And all the food you'd serve Him
Would be the very best!
And you'd keep assuring Him
That you were glad to have Him there;
That having Him at your house
Was joy beyond compare.
But would your family conversation
Keep up its normal pace?
And would you find it hard each meal
To say a table grace?
And what about the songs you sing?
The books you like to read?
Would you let Him know the things
On which your mind and spirit feed?
Would you be glad to have Him meet
Your very closest friends?
Or hope that they would stay away
Until His visit ends?
Would you take Him with you
Every where you'd planned to go?
Or maybe you would change your plans,
For just a day or so.
Would you be glad to have Him stay
Forever, on and on?
Or sigh a sigh of great relief
When finely He had gone?
It might be interesting to know
The things that you would do,
If Jesus came in person
To spend some time with you!
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