Summer and company go together like bread and butter. Consider what a visit from this special guest would be like! It makes me want to re-evaluate everything I say and do in light of His company, and be far better than I am.
IF JESUS CAME TO YOUR HOUSE
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’d give your nicest room to such an honored guest,
And all the food you’d serve to Him would be the very best.
And you would keep assuring Him you’re glad to have him there,
That serving Him in your home is joy beyond compare.
But when you saw Him coming, would you meet Him at the door,
With arms outstretched to welcome in 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’d been?
Would you turn off the radio and hope He hadn’t heard,
And wished you hadn’t uttered that last, loud, nasty word.
Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out?
Could you let Jesus come right in, or would you rush about?
Oh, I wonder if the Savior came to spend a day with you,
Would you just go on doing all the things you always do?
Would you go right on saying the things you always say?
Would life for you continue as it does now day to day?
Would our family conversation keep up it’s usual pace,
Or would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace?
Would you sing the songs you always sing and read the books you read,
And let Him know on which the things your mind and spirit feeds?
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 with all your closest friends,
Or would you hope they’d 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 know the things that you would do,
If Jesus came in person to spend the day with you!
~ Lois Blanchard Eades
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