If Jesus Came To Your House
Lois Blanchard Eades
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
And all the food you'd serve to Him would be the very best.
And you would keep assuring Him you're glad to have Him
That serving Him in your own home is joy beyond compare.
But--when you saw Him coming, would you meet Him at the
With arms outstretched in welcome to your Heavenly Visitor?
Or would you have to change your clothes before you let
Or hide some magazines and put the Bible where they'd been?
Would you turn off the radio and hope He hadn't
And wish you hadn't uttered that last, loud, hasty word?
Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books
Could you let Jesus walk right in, or would you rush about?
And I wonder--if the Saviour spent a day or two with
Would you go right on doing the things you always do?
Would you go right on saying the things you always
Would life for you continue as it does from day to day.
Would your family conversation keep up its usual
And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace?
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
Or would you, maybe, change your plans for just a day or so?
Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest
Or would you hope they'd stay away until His visit ends?
Would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and
Or would you sigh with great relief when He at last was gone?
It might be interesting to know the things that you would
If Jesus Christ in person came to spend some time with you.
Return to Essays Page.