Mark 13: 33-37
Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”
“You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why…” We sing a holiday song about waiting for Santa, but what about watching for Jesus? I want to cultivate the same urgency about wanting Jesus to find us doing exactly what we should – doing what honors him, doing what is kind and generous, and caring for others the way Jesus would.
Dear Jesus, we watch for you, because this world needs you desperately. Come, Lord Jesus, and fill our darkened world with light. Draw us together in unity to worship you; draw us together in service to help others find the promise of eternity in Christ. Amen