Keep The Lights On!
Thieves break in when it’s dark. They are afraid to be recognized because that would mean “end of business” for them. When a house has lights on, no one dares to break in because they are afraid that the house is heavily guarded.
This applies to our hearts as well. When inside us it’s dull, cold and all lamps are off, the thief will not hesitate; he’ll break in and rob what’s precious to us. He’ll not be afraid because the darkness will signify fear in us, and lack of confidence of having our lamps lit.
Luke 12:35, “Be ready for whatever comes, dressed for action and with your lamps lit, like servants who are waiting for their master to come back from a wedding feast.”
Christ urged His disciples to keep their lamps lit and their hearts ready. If we also light up our hearts it’s no doubt that Jesus will take notice of us even in the midst of pitch darkness. He’ll feel welcomed. The light in us signifies warmth and love within. From the text above, I’m convicted that Jesus will never abandon our lit hearts. He’ll embrace us even if we had gone astray and later on rediscovered His light.
God urges us to keep our lamps lit and when they begin flickering, make sure to add kerosene. Ensuring that we have enough kerosene with us at all times signifies our efforts to work out our salvation. We as followers of Christ sometimes worry when we are in darkness and there’s no light in us. This should be a wake-up call for us to grow stronger than before. We are supposed to rise up and head on!
Is your lamp off? Light it up!
Is it brightly burning, Guard it!