Technology is a wonderful thing. Here I am sitting in O’Hare airport waiting for a shuttle to my hotel and yet I can still do many of the things I do from my home or office. Pretty amazing.
It is interesting to me how many folks really arenâ€™t prepared to travel when they go on a trip. For example how about the whole experience when it is time to get off the plane?
It is amazing to me that some folks seem to be so disoriented by the flying experience that they canâ€™t seem to gather up their belongings. Why do some folks wait until it is time to deplane to reorganize their stuff?
You wouldnâ€™t think they could be surprised by the planeâ€™s arrival at the destination. I mean there was that big bump and all that noise when the plane landed. And yet I get the feeling that some folks are genuinely surprised. â€œOh, hey! Weâ€™re here.â€
Meanwhile the back half of the plane is all hunched over waiting to move toward the exit.
Me, I tend to just wait in my seat until it clears up a bit. I figure Iâ€™ll get there eventually. Hopefully in time to make my connection. I usually just stuff my carryon under the seat in front of me because I like having my stuff accessible so it is easy to grab my things and go.
Jesus told his followers they should be ready to travel too. He said that he was going to come back one day and folks would be surprised by his arrival.
“Be dressed for service and well prepared, as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks. There will be special favor for those who are ready and waiting for his return. I tell you, he himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit and eat! He may come in the middle of the night or just before dawn. But whenever he comes, there will be special favor for his servants who are ready!
“Know this: A homeowner who knew exactly when a burglar was coming would not permit the house to be broken into. You must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.”
Traveling takes some effort. There is preparation involved. We should all be ready to go when the time comes.
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