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“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” (Matt. 24:42)

Expanded Passage: Matthew 24:36-51

One thing that time has given me is perspective. The concerns I had five years ago make me chuckle now. I was worried about where I was meant to live, how I would get there, what job I would have, and who I was going to marry. I spent so much time worrying about the future that I often lost track of what I was doing in the present.

As we have read through this section of Matthew 24, I have been reminded that we cannot rely on having “more time.” We do not have a clock or timer that will count down the moments until Christ returns. However, we do have control over how we spend our time right now.

Rather than getting swept up in the concerns we have about how our tomorrow on earth may look, it would be better to prepare ourselves today for eternity. My perspective now is what Paul emphasized in Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”—not always in my timeframe, maybe not always the answer I desire, but good for his purpose. By making the choice to trust in God’s plan today, we can better prepare ourselves for tomorrow—a day when he may return.

Prioritize your faith today.

Shannon Fraser is a Kingswood University (NB) graduate who enjoys wedding photography and being involved in her local church. She resides with her husband in Canada.

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