Thursday, August 30, 2018

Stay Awake

Jesus said to his disciples: "Stay awake!  For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.  Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into.  So too, you also must be prepared, or at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.

“Stay awake!” Easier said than done especially when we are being sung to sleep.   That song is the one the sirens sing to lure us onto the rocks.   Today’s siren’s are advertisers seducing us to buy their wares and use those credit cards that are the rocks on which we crash and break.  At an hour we do not expect the bills always seem to arrive, and there is wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Frankly, the Lord has already come.   Waiting for his coming again deceives us into thinking he is not already here.  He is with us now in body and spirit.   His body is the one each of us wears when we reach out and do as he commanded.  His spirit is that which moves us to do the “right” things such as always being awake to spot injustice, lies, corruption, insincerity – and then to take a stand on behalf of the Son of Man, to represent him on earth as we would in heaven.

Deacon David Pierce

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