Sunday, November 12, 2017

Waiting for the Bridegroom

And the foolish said to the prudent, “Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.” Matthew 25:8

People believe what they like, and those who believe in heaven, believe they are going to end up there one day. Of course we all desire to end up in heaven if heaven really exists. But are we doing all we can to ensure that for us and for our children? 

If life was an adventure movie like Indiana Jones and there was a map to this awesome treasure that was more valuable than any unicorn 🦄, everyone would be searching for that map 🗺, wouldn’t they? But here and now, in our real life, the map is everywhere! In all the bookstores, sitting on our shelves even! All we need to do is sit down, open it up, and ask God to help us find our treasure and He’ll guide us through step by step! 

In the parable Jesus told about the 5 foolish virgins and the 5 wise ones, all 10 were waiting for the bridegroom to arrive. All of them were eager, expectant, vigilant. But alas! 5 of them did not have enough oil for their lamps and their flames were sputtering! They had to leave their waiting post and buy some more oil, and while they were gone, the Bridegroom arrived and they were left outside. 

The lamps may represent our spiritual life, and the oil everything that keeps our faith burning brightly. We cannot borrow prayer or studying the Bible from others. We cannot give it to our children. We have to have our own oil so we don’t run out. 

Father, thank You for the treasure You have reserved for each one of us. Thank You Jesus for pointing the way and leaving us the map. Thank You Holy Spirit for never leaving us alone as long as we take the time to listen and read Your Word. 

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