21 Dec Hope
Mark 13:37 “What I say to you, then, I say to all: Watch!” Be ready!
Now, this short line made of imperative verbs which suggests that something will happen suddenly, or will take a lot of time. The same words in the case of the bible, illustrates the coming of the Lord. Again, no one has a clue about when he will come and therefore the biblical advice to “be ready” which is the right command in which we should believe in. In verse 32 it says the son and the angels don’t know either! You may think this isn’t possible as they have much more authority to us and are much closer to God; but remember that we are all equal in the eyes of God and should always treat others equally too. Now, as mentioned earlier, it says that the son doesn’t know either. This means that preparation is to be to done earlier and with great deeds which we know will please God. An example is waiting in a queue but only this time, a queue you cannot see, invisible so therefore you do not know when your turn will come. Let’s say you are in this invisible queue, and changing the situation for the moment, you are to order from a fast-food shop. When your turn comes and you are at the front of the till with no menu or preparation, what will you tell you want to eat? Applying this to our invisible line, when you reach near God and he asks you how have you utilised your life, for example, what will you answer? Therefore, prepare and keep doing so, for you also do not know when you will commit a sin, knowingly and unknowingly.