I don’t know much about solar energy, but I do know that it takes the sun to create it. The sun is converted to usable energy when the panels absorb the sunlight. No sunlight, no power. The sun is vital to our lives; it helps our food to grow, and it provides heat.
Like clockwork, the sun rises daily and on time. There is a period of darkness before the glory of the light is seen. We must fuel up while the light is shining because night will come again. What will happen when the sun no longer rises? Will you have enough oil to keep your lamp burning, or are you only bringing enough for the here and now? I can tell you that we are facing a coming of darkness, and it is here; and though we may fall sleep, we must have a tank full to light our way when Jesus appears to take us home. I prayed a prayer as a child, “if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord, my soul, to take.” That may have been enough to fuel me as a kid, but my knowledge has grown, and I, therefore, need more fuel to keep me alive.
We must fill up while the sun is still shining, just like solar power, we need to absorb the light of Jesus so our oil tanks are full when he appears on that great and glorious day. We don’t want to buy more after he calls us; he will shut the door, and we will be left behind.
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 25:10-13