Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. Mark 13:33
Jesus had just told the disciples of things yet to come, times of disaster and change. After all these things happen is when Jesus would return. No one knows when He will return, but only that it will happen. He now warns them to stay alert for His return.
Waiting for something to happen can be very frustrating for a lot of people. They know that something is going to happen, but they just do not know when it will happen.
Some of these things can be good things. Such as knowing when a certain check will come in the mail. Or when a baby will be born. Or when a person will ask the question of proposal for marriage. People look forward to these things with a lot of anticipation and excitement.
Other things can be coming that people do not look forward to happening. Things such as a death of a loved one. Or the bill that will come in the mail. Or a bad storm that is coming through, that could cause a lot of damage.
Things that people look forward to, keep their eyes open and they stay alert for the event to happen. The greater the event, the more alert they will remain, because they do not want to miss it. How many people will camp out at a store waiting for some hot new item to go on sale the next morning?
Those who don’t know Jesus will not look forward to His return at all.
The greatest event to happen is the return of Jesus. Those who have chosen to follow Him, have nothing greater to look forward too. It will be the greatest event in all of their life.
As a believer, you must be looking forward to His return. You must be ready for His return. This means that you are living for Him and following Him with all of your life right now.
Do not allow yourself to go to sleep and stop watching and living for Him. Do not allow yourself to go back into this world and live like the world, not caring about Jesus. If you do, you may miss out on the greatest event in all of your life for all eternity.
Remain alert, living for Jesus and waiting for Him.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will be watching for His return; that you will be living for Jesus with your whole life; and that you will tell others of Jesus.