Who Watches

“Behold, I come like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his clothes, so that he doesn’t walk naked, and they see his shame.”  Revelation 16:15  WEB

Their house was on the second story. They had a balcony just outside of their front room that looked over the street and when the weather got warm, they almost always left the door open. One morning though, the mother was cleaning and she noticed that her children´s Playstation was missing. She asked her children if they had put it away, but no! Someone had somehow climbed up to their balcony and slipped into their house without them knowing it. Both the father and one of the boys had been up at some point that night, but because they were not aware and not watching, they had been robbed. Have we heard the warnings and think we are being watchful so that we do not miss our chance to be with God?

It has been the Christian message for ages to stop what we are doing and look up. We are called to search for the Savior while He can still be found. We are asked to take God seriously and to give our hearts to Him because those who don´t, will not have their part with Him. God offers to take all our cares and place them on His shoulders. This deal is open for our time in this world and the one to come. But to have this mighty Friend as our Keeper and Guide, we will need to go out of our way. We will need to be alert. We will have to do something instead of take for granted that the door will always be open. If we do not want to wake up one day to find our chance to be with the Lord is stolen from us, what could we do to assure He will be ours forever? Shall we start with prayer?

Dear Lord,

Please do not let us get lazy or too comfortable. Put in our hearts a great burning desire to be with You, we pray!

Amen

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