Youth Messenger Online Edition

October-December

If Jesus Came To Your House
If Jesus Came To Your House
Lois Blanchard

If Jesus came to your house

To spend some time with you,

If He came unexpected,

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 give to Him

Would be the very best.

 

And you would keep assuring Him

You’re glad to have Him there–

That serving Him in your home

Is 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 they’d been?

 

Would you hide your worldly music

and put some hymn books out?

Could you let Jesus walk right

in, or would you rush about?

 

And I wonder—if the Saviour

spent a day or two with you,

Would you go right on doing, the

things you always do?

 

Would you go right on saying, the

things you always say?

Or would life for you continue

as it does from day to day?

 

Would you take Jesus with you

everywhere you go?

Or would you maybe change your

plans for just a day or so?

 

Would you be glad to have Him

meet your closest friends?

Or would you hope they 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 that you would do,

If Jesus came in person, to spend

some time with you.