Last week we heard a great deal about Edouard. He just happened to be a tropical storm that appeared suddenly in the Gulf of Mexico. The people who lived along the coast were making all sorts of preparation before the storm hit. Households had bottled water in case the drinking water was contaminated.The houses had candles, flashlights with new batteries or lanterns to use as light if the electricity went off. Foods that would last and could be eaten without having to cook them were stored so they would have nourishment of their bodies. Some even boarded up their windows so that the winds would not break them. I almost imagine most people had all of their important papers in a place where they would remain dry and they could get to them as they were needed. Most people had their cars full of gasoline in case they had to evacuate the area that they lived in.The wonderful part about this, at least for this time, is that they did not have to use all of these things. The tropical storm hit and packed a great deal of rain and wind, but overall it was not as bad as it could have been. Does that mean that the next time there is a storm coming they should not be prepared? I mean, look at everything they did and nothing happened. They could take the chance that the storm will turn and go another direction next time. That’s a lot of work for nothing to happen, isn’t it?If you ask the residents who made all of these preparations, they will tell you it was worth it and they will do it again the next time without even considering the possibility that it may not strike them. Who wants to put your life and the life of your family in danger? I don’t know of anyone.But what about our spiritual lives? Have you made preparation? The scriptures tell us that Jesus is coming again (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Rev. 22:7). Maybe it will not be today, or tomorrow or next week. But He is coming. And if we are negligent to make preparation, we could be eternally lost. Today is the day to be prepared for Jesus’ coming!