November 27, 2017
Unfortunately sometimes we can be overcome by sleep, perhaps when we have not had a good night of rest. As we begin the Advent Season, this season of grace, we are told to "keep awake!" Keep awake for what? To keep awake to recognize and respond to the action of God here and now. How sad to live with the sentiment of "If only I had …"! Too often we do not recognize the ways of the Lord and miss the opportunity to do God's will. We also then fail to help others to recognize, accept and do God's will. Our Advent season is a time to prepare for the celebration of the birth of the Saviour by being more aware of the Lord's call, the manifestation of the life of God in us, and the abundant grace that is ours. It will be well worth it to keep awake, because it is for the Lord Jesus.