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Wake Up!

Posted: October 22, 2016

Do you know anyone who falls asleep during movies? My husband is notorious for that!

It’s to the point now where we don’t even start a movie if it’s after 7pm, because I know he won’t be able to stay awake for the whole thing! (He says movies are relaxing to his mind, and he just can’t help it!)

When we were first dating, however, there’d be times where he would be falling asleep during a movie, until something suspenseful would happen and I would jump, jolting him awake again! I used to laugh to myself because he’d always pretend he knew what was going on in the movie because he didn’t want me to know he’d fallen asleep. But I knew!

Sometimes, I’d even go so far as to ask him questions like, “can you believe that?” or “oh my gosh, did you see that?” just to see what kind of funny response he would try to make up, because I knew he’d been drifting off. There was one time I couldn’t hold my laughter in anymore because he tried hard to respond, but his answer had nothing to do with the movie! That’s when he realized I knew he was struggling to stay awake and we ended up having a long, good laugh about it!

Now falling asleep during a movie is one thing, but falling asleep spiritually is another story! God tells us to “wake up” for the time of Jesus’ return is near, and we must be awake and alert, ready for it!

“I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive—but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead…Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don’t wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief.”

- Revelation 3:1-3 NLT

Lord, thank you for the hope we have for our salvation in you. Help us to remain spiritually awake and ready for Jesus’ return. In Jesus’ name, amen.