Romans 13:11 “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.”
What time is it? Do you know? The Pharisees didn’t know what time it was. “Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don’t know how to interpret this present time?” Luke 12:56. And just like the Pharisees, most of the church today is completely unaware of what time it is. Time is running out.
There is a song by Keith Green entitled, “Asleep in the Light”. Here are some words that capture this picture.
The world is sleeping in the dark
That the church just can’t fight
‘Cause it’s asleep in the light
How can you be so dead
When you’ve been so well fed?
Jesus rose from the grave
And you, ya can’t even get out of bed.
Are you asleep today, unaware of what God is doing around you? Well, let this be your wake up call. “It is high time to awake out of sleep.” Will you be sleeping when Jesus returns? Wake up! Will you continue to be ignorant of what God is doing around you? Wake up! There are people all around you that are in need. Will you sleep through their trial? Wake up!
God is calling out to you and me. Rise and shine! Shine the light of Christ on this dead world. Share His love with those who desperately need it. Share what you have been given so freely. God hasn’t blessed you so that you can relax and pine away the time. Rise up church! Shake out the cobwebs and get in the game. Time is running out!