If you watched some of the NFL games over this weekend you could not have missed the news that the Green Bay Packers’ starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone and in all likelihood will miss the remainder of the season. I watched the highlights, which showed his backup coming in and promptly throwing three interceptions. The Packers will not make the playoffs with this loss at the most key position. In the NFL these days your team is only as good as your backups. Who is the next man in line? Is he fully prepared and has he been trained to step in at a moment’s notice? All great questions not just in the NFL but in our workplace as well. It got me thinking, does the Bible have anything to say about this? What is the most important thing we could and should prepare for?
In Matthew 24:42-43 it says:
42 Therefore, be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. 43 But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
In these verses, the Bible is telling us to be prepared for when Jesus comes back. If a homeowner knew when that thief was coming, he surely would not leave his home unattended. The alarms would be set, and the police would be called. He would not be caught off-guard. It is my personal opinion that the Bible is correct when it says, there will be no greater thing you can do in this lifetime than to make sure you are in a personal relationship with Jesus. That he is your Lord and Savior. If you believe in him, and follow his word, when he comes back you won’t be caught off-guard. Are you curious about how to start this relationship with Jesus? If so the book of John in the New Testament is a great place to start. Pick up your Bible, and consider the verses on how they apply to your life. The Packers front office is now scrambling. They did not see this coming nor have they prepared for it. I wish Aaron Rodgers a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him on the field next season. Let’s learn from this event and be prepared for an incredible future with the King. If you have any questions or if I can help in any way, feel free to drop me a line. God Bless and good luck on your journey!