Earlier this week, my wife Elizabeth shared a poem with me about Jesus being a guest in our homes. I wanted to share it with you and dig a little deeper in an effort to help you make changes in your life, if necessary.
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
And you would keep assuring Him
you’re glad to have him there.
That serving Him in your own home
is a 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 it’d been?
Would you turn off the radio, and
hope He hadn’t heard? And wish
you hadn’t uttered that last loud
Would you hide your worldly music,
and put some hymn books out?
Could you let Jesus come right in
or would you have to rush about?
And I wonder if the Savior spent
a day or two with you, would you
go right on doing the things you
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 it’s usual pace? And would
you find it hard each meal to say a
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 with you
everywhere you’d 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’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 you would do, if Jesus Christ
in person came to spend some time
So clean out your closets
And sweep out your shame
Let your home be a witness
To the life you proclaim!
What if He did come to your home? I can tell you He’s already there… “Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?” (2 Corinthians 13:5). He is watching your every move, listening to every conversation, Christ lives within every believer.
As Christians, there would be no need to put out a bible where it should be, it’s already there. There would be no need to change our clothes, we’re already wearing godly garments. No need to change the station on the radio or CD in the stereo. No need to watch our mouths. No need to alter your plans, your daily routine or cancel your dinner plans with friends or family.
My question to you is this: Is your home ready for Jesus Christ? Are your ways godly ones? Do you glorify God in ALL you do? Are you growing in Christ, through Christ? Are you following in Jesus’ footsteps? Are you allowing Christ to complete the work He began in you?
“And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ”. (Philippians 1:6)
I invite you to continue making changes in your life that glorify God, growing in your salvation until Christ’ return. Remember Jesus lives within you and that He is your spiritual home.
We thank you for all that surrounds us and for your love.
We pray you will continue to do your work in us
And allow us to grow in you as You grow in us,
We welcome you in our lives, our homes
And in the depths of our hearts.
Lord we pray you will give us strength to lead righteous lives
And that you will allow us to inspire others to do the same
Together obeying your commands
Fulfilling our mission serving you each day.
God we thank you for your forgiving our sins
And those of our friends and families
And ask that you answer prayers of those who seek you.
Thank you all mighty God for all that you’ve given us!
This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre