If Jesus came to your house

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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 and honored guest,

And all the food you’d serve 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 a 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 turn off the radio and hope he hadn’t heard,

And wish you hadn’t uttered the last, loud and hasty word?

Would you hide your worldly books and put some hymnbooks 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 keep right on saying the things you always say?

Would life for you continue as it does from day to day?

Would your family conversation keep up its usual pace,

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 every where you’d planned to go,

Or would you maybe change your plans for just a day or so?

Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest friends,

Or would you hope they’d stay away until His visit ends?

Would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and on,

Or would you sigh in great relief when He at last was gone?

It might be interesting to know the things that you would do

If Jesus Christ in person came to spend some time with you.

—Lois Blanchard

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