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Matthew 24:37-44

The Word of God

For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left. Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.

Matthew 24:37-44
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    • As we begin our new church year in Advent we are reminded of our main purpose in life – to be ready and looking forward to our eventual home with the Lord. This call can come suddenly upon us. But the Lord wishes us to be his friend when he calls us and offers this friendship to us throughout our lives.
    • Develop your own personal friendship with the Lord – as you are now doing while you spend this time in prayer.
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    • There are tough images here – floods, capture, thieving. These are frightening life-changing events. We have one life, and it is precious and fragile. We need to be in tune with Jesus constantly, ready for whatever comes our way, not sleepwalking through life.
    • Lord, make me present to your daily appearances in my life. As the poet, Tagore, says: ‘He comes, comes, ever comes.’ Lord, do not let me miss you, even in my ordinary routine.
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    • Jesus is not asking us to stay awake all night, but to live in the present, so that we can recognise the Lord when he appears in our lives. He shows himself in the unrehearsed moments, the interruptions and accidents that can throw me off balance.
    • Teach me, Lord, to recognise your face wherever I encounter you.
    • Staying awake means noticing and being alert. As I take time to pray, I might allow the things I have been too busy to see come to my notice.
    • Looking ahead, I consider what might help me to remain alert.