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Getting to know
God together.


(Parents may prefer their child/children 
to not take part in today’s devotion.

All Christians do not hold the same beliefs in the subject!).

There was once a very wealthy woman.
She was a born again, saved child of God who trusted in Christ as her Saviour. She had a son who was not a believer in Jesus. He was the kind of young man who wasted his money, never held a job for long and liked to loaf around.
His mother said to him when he came to visit:
“Danny, Jesus Christ is coming back one day to take His saved people away.
Maybe it will happen before I die. If Jesus comes for me and takes me alive in my body, I will leave you all my property and money.
I will leave a special paper with my lawyer to say so!”
She knew she would be in heaven, and certainly wouldn’t want a lot of stuff like houses and money and a car.

Well, Danny was as pleased as he could be! He found himself hoping his mother would be taken away alive by Jesus (although he would never have wanted her to die!) He thought of all he could do with her money and those big houses she owned. Not to mention the nice car she had! He was lying in bed that night, and he began to feel a bit upset. He thought to himself,
“but if my mother was taken by Jesus, that would mean that all that Bible stuff is TRUE!
And I would be left in a world without any Christians at all!
And I know that the Bible says really bad troubles will happen after that!”
He couldn’t sleep. Next day he thought,
“But if all the Christian men and women go to heaven what will happen to me?
I will be in an awful world that God is going to judge!”

Danny got up and went around to his mother’s house.
“Mum, “ he said,
“I don’t want to have all your money and property.
I want to be with the Christians if Jesus comes again.
I want to go to heaven too!”
And his mother prayed with him, and he was born again that very morning.

The Bible tells us there will be a day when Jesus Christ will come to our earth again. This time He won’t come as a tiny baby, He will come as a mighty King and a glorious Divine Being. He will set up the Kingdom of God on earth. But first He must deal with all evil on this planet. We all have to make our choice.

Which side are we on?
The side of evil or the side of God?
Are you ready for the Lord Jesus to come?
All you need do is to take Him as your Saviour, and trust Him.
Maybe WE will be the people who are on earth when Christ returns!

This is what the Bible tells us:
“For the Lord himself shall descend [ come down ] from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the arch-angel, and with the trump [ trumpet ] of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” ( 1Thessalonians 4: 16-18).

God knows the time when Jesus will come back to our earth as King to reign. We believers have a lot of work to do, and we must live our days for God’s honour and glory. So we haven’t got any time to waste just sitting down and waiting for Jesus Christ to come back! But we should know in our hearts that He IS going to come one day, and be glad! What a wonderful day that will be! When the Dearest and the Best makes this sad world a Godly place, where He is the Ruler.

“ Watch there-fore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour
where-in the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 25:13).

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