By: Lisa Wilmore
Scripture: “Be dressed, ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes.
Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak.
But understand this: if the owner of the house had known at all what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him” (Luke 12:35-40 NIV).
My Christian Friends,
Oh how wonderful it is to be loved by God! Blessed and holy is his name. As Isaiah’s vision detailed the angels in heaven crying one to another, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory (Isaiah 6:3), I too cry, “holy, holy, holy” and recognize that he is truly worthy to be praised today and forever more.
Are we watching for our Savior and master to return? Or, have we become so busily engaged in our daily lives that we forget that he promised that he would return at an hour that no one knows, including himself? It is understood by many that at the end of the day, most times, all we can do is find a place to lay our heads and rest until the Lord awakens us the next morning. In reality, as soon as the morning comes, we begin our daily routines with little to no thought that this could be the day Jesus returns.
In the aforementioned text, Jesus teaches us to always be ready and watchful for his return. He declares that “It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak.” For the most part, we must live in continuous readiness for his return. Jesus is coming at an hour we do not expect him. Are you Ready?
It is imperative that we complete a self-examination of our readiness for his return-that is, are you dressed with your light burning?