On The Eve Of Christ's Return
By Sarah Foulkes Moore
We stand on the eve of Christ's return! Every moment draws us nearer. Christians, look up! Be ready! Separate yourself now from the world's indulgence. Disentangle yourself from unnecessary immersion in the affairs of this life. Watch and pray always that you may be accounted worthy (Luke 21:36). We can only watch as we keep wide-awake. The word "Watch" as used in the context means to be aroused, to be alert, to be wide-awake spiritually.
Jesus is coming when we think not. There will be no warning. Does lightning give warning? "As the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be" (Matthew 24:27). One quick, blinding, sudden flash and the watchful will be with the Lord. The unwatchful according to the Lord's own warning will be left to the earth's last judgments (Matthew 24:45-51).