Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.
John 14:23 (NewLivingTranslation)
There are times when I think... "What would it be like to have Jesus (in person)... come and spend some time at our home? I know He lives within my heart... but I would love to have a conversation with Him in person! Then I remember a poem that I read as a young child... I think I always remembered it because it was very intriguing. It lends much thought to what I would actually do. I thought I would share it with you... as food for thought!
IF JESUS CAME TO VISIT
If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two,
If he came unexpectedly, I wonder what you'd do.
Oh, I know you would give him your nicest room, to such an honored Guest.
And all the food you would serve to Him, would be the very best!
And you would keep assuring Him, you were glad to have Him there.
That serving Him in your home, was joy beyond compare!
But when you saw Him coming, would you meet Him at the door?
With arms outstretched in welcome for your heavenly visitor?
Or would you have to change your clothes before you let Him in?
Or hide some magazines and put the Bible where they had been?
Would you turn off the radio and hope He had not heard?
And wish you had not uttered that last, loud, hasty word?
Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out?
Could you let Jesus walk right in, or would you rush about?
And I wonder if the Savior spent a day or two with you...
Would you go right on doing... the things you always do?
Would you go right on saying the things you always say?
Would life for you continue as it does from day to day?
Would your family conversation keep up its usual pace?
Or would you find it hard at meal time, to say a table grace?
Would you sing the songs you always sing, and read the books you read?
Would you let Him know the things on which your mind and spirit feed?
Would you take Jesus with you, everywhere you planned to go?
Or would you, maybe, change your plans... for just a day or so?
Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest friends?
Or would you hope they would stay away, until His visit ends?
Would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and on?
Or would you sigh with great relief, when He at last was gone?
It might be interesting to think about the things that you would do...
If Jesus Christ in person... came to spend some time with you!