Sunday, June 24, 2018

June 24

Are you ready for Jesus to return? Is your lamp and flask full of oil so your light doesn’t go out? A year ago, I bought a couple of plants that had a pretty spiked flower. The plant had beautiful wide leaves which added more interest. By the time November came the plant wilted and dried up, even though I was taking good care of it. Being that it was a type of ginger, I decided to keep it. I left them in their pots and kept them watered, even though there was nothing but dirt in it. So, for almost a year I looked at those black pots full of dirt, hoping they would come out again. Much to my surprise and great delight, I began to see them sprout. Not wanting to continue to look at the nursery pots, I planted them in the flower bed. Now they are fully grown and have bloomed! If they didn’t come back out, I would have just thrown them away, however, I held out hope and have received a reward for my patience. This illustrates the hope we have in Jesus. We can’t see Him, but we must never give up the hope we have in Him. Keep your lamp and flask full, the King will return for His bride and it will be a beautiful union.

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. Matthew 25:4-7

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