Friday, October 11, 2013

Luke 12:35-38

"Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants."
Luke 12:35-38

This is a powerful idea... that we always be ready for the Lord to return.  Powerful to think about just in terms of him returning to the earth, but when we think of it individually, of him coming to our houses, it might be even more so.  If we really do serve God, then as his servants shouldn't we be ready for him if he returns, even in the middle of the night?  Ready to jump up and make him a sandwich and see if there is anything he needs?  ... I think the only way we can get there is to always have the spirit... to get to the point where there is no down time in our communication network with the Lord.  Then, even if the spirit wakes us up at 3am for a knock on the door, we can run to greet the Lord and offer him anything we have.  And maybe it won't be at our houses, and maybe it won't be a sandwich that he needs... but let us be certain that the Lord will visit us, and he will need us to act on what he asks.  Let's be ready for that, so we don't sleep through it, or fumble it because we aren't listening.

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