Andy’s Coming!

The third grader’s lined up in the hallway outside my classroom like always. Their teacher turned to leave, but then quickly spun around and said, “Andy’s coming!”

Instantly, the whole class fell to the floor like a bunch of rag dolls. What in the world?!

Then it dawned on me: they were acting out a famous scene from the original Toy Story movie. The toys become lifeless whenever their young owner (Andy) comes around.

What the children did is a wonderful example of a class celebration–a mini flash mob to build camaraderie.

The whole scene brought to mind the certainty of the return of Christ, and the church’s possible reaction. How would you and I respond if the clouds parted and the trumpet sounded and someone said, “Jesus is coming!”?

It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when He comes.

Luke 12:37 (NIV)





39 responses to “Andy’s Coming!”

  1. tamweary Avatar


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  2. davidsdailydose Avatar

    These are my thoughts exactly, Dawn. Am I truly ready for Christ’s return at moment? Thank you for sharing. God Bless.

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  3. Dawn Avatar

    Very thought provoking question. It makes you stop and examine where you are in Christ. When He suddenly returns we must be ready and living a life pleasing to Him.

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  4. Funmi Avatar

    There seems to be something going on. This is the third article I’ve read about Jesus’s return, in the space of 1 week. Thank you David!

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  5. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes indeed, Beth. That particular third grade class is super in tune with their teacher. They never know when she might call for a class room celebration. The same should be said for those who await the second coming of Christ. Thank you for your input. God Bless.


  6. Beth Alisan Avatar

    What an incredible teacher. Her students will never forget “Andy’s coming.” Chances are they’ll tell this to their kids and grandkids someday. May we be the same and never forget that “Jesus is coming” and tell this along with Jesus’ warning to be watchful to our kids and grandkids.

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Bette. I appreciate your reading, commenting, and following my little blog. His greatest blessings to you!


  8. Bette A. Stevens Avatar

    Thoughtprovoking analolgy! Well done.

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  9. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Indeed, Rosaliene. Yet the Bible speaks of the second coming of Christ, when He will return once more—in physical form surrounded by angels. Thank you for your comment. God Bless!


  10. Rosaliene Bacchus Avatar

    Jesus is already here. He walks among us. He lives within our hearts and souls. Blessings ❤

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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, brother. I saw you’ve been dealing with a little brain fog. I am praying for you. Blessings!

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  12. Alan Kearns Avatar

    This simple wee message carries a lot of power David! Thank you for this reminder of the day that is coming, when we will kneel and worship Him – hallelujah! God bless you today brother.

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  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you Petrina. God Bless!

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  14. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, awestruck is a good word to describe my possible reaction too.

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Jo. God Bless!!


  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’m somewhat unsure how I would react if someone said, “Jesus is coming!” Part of me thinks I’d be awestruck, but another part wonders and worries I wouldn’t be prepared to meet Him. Thank you for stopping by!

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  17. Crystal Byers Avatar

    I visualize this perfectly, and the kids will always remember! When Jesus returns, I just might have the same reaction.

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  18. Petrina Avatar


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  19. The Quiet Roarer Avatar

    How the kids must have loved it! 🙂 … it brings to mind Jesus saying “unless we become like little children…” am I waiting with excited expectancy for Jesus’ return? Great post David!

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    makes me think of Arnie: “I’ll be back” never watched that film, but I do love that line

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  21. jesusluvsall Avatar

    I think I would stand in awe

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  22. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Andy. I appreciate your input!

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  23. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, Gary! But in the church setting every one will look up and say, “Look, our redemption draws nigh!” Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  24. Andy Brown (andrewbrown100) Avatar

    Lovely imagery, love the analogy, I love the post! Thanks for sharing this, and for challenging us to live ready for the Lord’s return

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  25. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Betty. There are likely many scriptural analogies to be gleaned from the Toy Story movies. 🎶You’ve got a friend in me. 🎶 Hmm…💭I like it!

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  26. Betty Avatar

    Nice post, David! What a fun thing for all those kids to do. A great movie, too. Perhaps there is another analogy with the song, “You’ve got a friend in Me!”

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  27. Gary Fultz Avatar

    How fun to see. A great illustration. That could be re-enacted in church for an illustration.

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  28. davidsdailydose Avatar

    We could change it up a bit and say, “Andy B is back!”😀

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    love this! (and I love Toy Story!)

    Andy B

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  30. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Toy Story was the first movie I took my oldest son too. He was two years old. I remember he was a little scared of Sid’s dog. Yes, it’s so easy to get complacent. This “out of the blue” moment really stretched my imagination too! Thank you for sharing.

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  31. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    I loved watching Toy Story with my kids when they were young. One of the best movies ever!
    And what a thought-provoking post. We get so used to thinking that Jesus won’t really come back in our life time that it’s easy to slide into complacency. But this stretches my imagination. How wonderful it will be to see Jesus coming in all His glory … and to see Him actually coming for US! Wow!

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  32. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Agreed, Bridget. The return of Christ will be a beautiful sight. Sadly, some may be unprepared for the surprise. I hope not to be one of these. Blessings to you and yours!

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  33. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    I love this! But you bring up a good point. How will we act when we see Jesus coming? I imagine it will be a moment so amazing that we are held captive and breathless by the beautiful sight! 🙌

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  34. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Me too! Thanks, Manu. His best to you.

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  35. Manu Avatar

    I cannot imagine what a feeling it would be when the clouds part and the trumpet sounds. I am waiting with anticipation and Joy.

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  36. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, this group of third graders has a wonderful teacher. They have an assortment of classroom celebrations, but I’d never seen them do one in the hall. It was quite a shock, but really cool! Thank you for stopping by, Barb. Have a blessed Saturday!


  37. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    Such creativity in a fellow teacher. The kiddos will always remember her and the fun atmosphere she created. And then, of course, adding your own spin on the narrative to remind us that Jesus is coming. 👏👏👏

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  38. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Mandy! It was an unexpected surprise when my students all acted in unison like that. I immediately knew there was a scriptural connotation. I hope you and Nathan have a blessed Saturday as well!

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  39. Blue Collar Theologian Avatar

    I absolutely love this post, David! Great imagery and example. Jesus is coming soon! I am excited, watching and waiting. Praying for more souls to know Christ while there is still time! Have a great Saturday!!! 🤗🤗🧡🧡🙏🙏

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