This week in a kid's life was incredible! Monday was a half day for parent-teacher conferences, Tuesday was a snow day, Wednesday was a snow day, Thursday was a full day of school, and Friday is off for a teacher workday. For a kid, it just doesn't get a whole lot better than that!
This particular storm was forecasted way out in advance. However, for our kids, similar forecasts have come and gone and yet they haven't had a day off of school in the Buffalo - WNY region in almost 2 years. The 1st grader next door had never experienced a snow day at all since she started school.
As an adult, I don't get as excited about the possibility of snow as the rest of my household. However, this was a great reminder to see life through the eyes of a child. In fact, Scripture tells us to "grow up" spiritually to the point that we have the faith of a child. Interesting isn't it?
You see, the return of Christ has been forecasted for 2,000 years. Yet, we tend to think about the coming of our Savior with the ho-hum approach of tax day on the horizon. Like a child watching the evening news report with sudden interest, checking their parent's smart phone weather app incessantly, or looking out the window every 20 minutes hoping for flurries in the sky, we are told to live in anticipation for the arrival of King Jesus for His bride, the Church.
How prepared are you? Do you have your "play clothes" ready at the door?
It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown... 1 Corinthians 15:52.