Without warning, our electric went out! “The generator will kick on in a minute!” I said.
I waited and waited. No, the generator did not start! The truth dawned, there was something wrong with it. Desperation turned despair into action! I had to check. I knew there was nothing I could do to start it when I opened it.
Grabbing my phone, I dialed the only one I knew could help: the one who had installed it. But my hope sank when I had to leave a voice mail. Wait. Actually, I did not wait long. Checking the generator again, I called back and left another message.
Chiding myself, I knew I should have followed my nudge to listen for the generator when it was supposed to run last week. Should have, but did not. Now nothing worked. Praying for the electric to come back on, I began to count my blessings. It was daylight; it was not freezing cold.
I ran to answer the phone when it rang. Yes! The repairman said he should be at our house in half an hour. Upon arrival, he was able to fix it. The old battery was bad but he replaced it with the new one he had in his truck Soon we heard the sound of the generator as energy surged, giving us electric!
Jesus told us, “Therefore be also ready for in such an hour as you think not, the Son of man comes.” Matthew 24:44
There will not be any way to escape having to face God, our creator. We will have to answer for what we have done or said while on earth.
I pray I listen to the quiet nudge of His Spirit to be ready, for like our electric, there will be a time when life on earth stops, without warning. But there is hope while we still have life. The generator repairman replaced the old battery with a new one. God loves us and wants us to have a new life now, here. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
The only way to have life is to come to God, the Father, through Jesus. What a comfort to know we do have a way to become new. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Me.” John 14:6