If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two, if He came unexpected, I wonder what you would do?
I know you'd give your nicest room to such an honoured guest, and all the food you'd serve Him would be the very best.
And would you 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 in welcome to 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 hadn't heard, and wish you hadn't 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 Saviour 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 continue as it does from day to day?
Would your family conversation keep up its usual pace. And 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 the things on which your mind and spirit feed?
Would you take Jesus everywhere you'd planned to go, or maybe you'd change your plans for just a day or so?...
Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest friends, or hope that 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 had gone?
It might be interesting to know the things you'd do, if Jesus came in person to spend some time with you.
from Voice in the wilderness, 2000, v.
Greek Orthodox Community of St George, Brisbane