This is a music video of Casting Crowns' song, While You Were Sleeping. It is only five minutes long. Please take the time to listen, with an open heart and open hands to receive all that God chooses to give you.
"For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, 'Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But the wise answered, saying, 'Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.' And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open to us.' But he answered, 'Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.' Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.' "
~ Matthew 25:3-13
May we be led into repentance as we encourage others to do the same. And should our Bridegroom return soon, may He not find any of us "sleeping", but awake and alert; always prepared to do His will1 and offer to Him, our abandoned love.
"Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
~ Matthew 26:41
"Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?"
~ Luke 18:8(b)
And what about you dear brothers and sisters? Will you watch for our Lord Jesus Christ with me? Will you commit to pray for yourselves and for others to abide in Christ alone? When He comes, will He find us faithful? I pray that He does.
1. Ephesians 2:10, Matthew 7:15-16 & 19-20