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Servants Must Be Prepared for Home Owner's Visits

Jill Jones wrote about a fabulously wealthy American newspaper publisher named James Gordon Bennett. In 1835 Bennett started a famous newspaper called The New York Herald. He had two lavish apartments in Paris, plus a French country estate and a yacht harbored in Europe. He also had three homes in the U.S. even though he hadn't lived in the country for over ten years. But the servants in each of his homes always needed to be prepared for Bennett's unexpected arrival. Jones wrote: "Each [house] was fully staffed, ready to serve Bennett should he stride in the front door unannounced—the wine cellars were kept stocked, fires roared in the grates, and sheets were turned down nightly."

Jesus calls us to be similarly ready for his sudden return.

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