Prepare for His Coming
Jesus Christ first came to earth as a baby, born in a manger and was not widely accepted as the Messiah. When He comes the second time, it will be in power and great glory.
Before the Second Coming there will be many trials and tribulations. Heavenly Father has given us signs to watch for so that we will be ready to stand before our Savior. If we are faithful we will know what the signs are and will be watching for them. We can learn what signs to watch for through scripture study.
One story in the scriptures that teaches us the importance of being prepared for the coming of Jesus is the parable of the ten maidens. In this parable, Jesus is like the bridegroom and members of His Church are like the ten maidens. We too know that He will come again, but we do not know when, “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” (Matt. 25:13.) If we are prepared, like the five wise maidens, we will be ready when He comes. The blessing is that as we prepare in faith, that God will stay with us through every trial until the day of His coming.