November 28, 2011: Soon and Very Soon

~ by Mary Galvano

This past week while preparing for my family’s Thanksgiving gathering, I got a little overwhelmed trying to make everything perfect. It was exciting to prepare for the guests coming to our home, although, I had to remind myself to catch my breath. Finally, when the guests came everything moved by so fast and then soon it was all over. All that preparation and with a wink of an eye it ended. In a way, I wanted it to start all over again.

We do have something to prepare for, though, everyday. A guest even more important and exciting than any other guest we may have coming to our gatherings, is coming….the Lord.

Our body is the home of our own soul and we have much to clean and get ready. We should never stop trying to make ourselves perfect for God, for we do not know the time or day when the Lord will come. He can come at anytime.

Walls and gates surround the old city of Jerusalem and on one side is the Golden Gate. I had a chance to see this when visiting a few years ago. The Golden Gate is the most important and most impressive gate in Jerusalem, and the only visible entrance to the city of Jerusalem from the East. This oldest of all the gates to the city was the only one not rebuilt by Suleiman the Magnificent in AD 1539-42. Jesus entered Jerusalem through this gate on a donkey, and although it has been sealed off, it is said that this Golden Gate will open once again with the return of the Messiah.

When the Golden Gate re-opens will we be prepared?

As the popular song by Andrae Crouch says, “soon and very soon we are going to see the King! Advent is here once again and we will be preparing for Christmas and the coming of the Lord.

Are you ready?

Have a blessed and holy Advent season!


Mary Galvano-Bajohr is a singer/songwriter, LPGA golf instructor, speaker and author. On the golf course she is a dedicated professional, but go to a Yankee game, a Pro-life event or other venue and you just might see her step up to the microphone and sing the National Anthem or the Ave Maria.

Visit Mary’s website at

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