Thursday, December 1, 2022
Chapter 16 picks up with the angels and their bowls of plagues that describe some horrible and disastrous things that are happening to the earth.
In the middle of it all we get a message:
““Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.””
Revelation 16:15 NLT
Like Matthew 24 – the thief comes when those in the house will be least likely expecting it.
As a kid, I remember playing hide and go seek with my dad. I figured out a way to actually not be found. I found a way to sneak in between the walls. No one could find me and it was great. Until it was not. After not being found for 10-15 minutes, I would get bored, get out of my hiding spot and make my way to do something else. And every time my dad would look at me and say, “Found ya. I win!”
I think that happens with us too. We get distracted or bored while waiting. That is when we move away from our calling. We let our guard down and while we least expect it – ready or not, here he comes.
Again we see another reminder to remain faithful and vigilant. We all will be found. Will you be found faithful and ready? Or ashamed and not?
- Say a prayer to God about how you want to be found.