Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Day Draws Near

Cast off the works of darkness. To quote:
For those who are unprepared -- for people who live according to the standards of this world, calling darkness light, and light darkness -- the coming of the Son of Man will be a shock. They will be like the homeowner, Jesus warns, who sleeps soundly while the burglar taps on the mud brick wall of the man's Palestinian house, to discover the hollowed-out place inside containing the family's savings. When the burglar finds the spot, he digs through and takes everything. Too late, the homeowner discovers that he has been picked clean.
For those who are prepared, however, God's final intervention will be a day of joy and fulfillment. These are the people who live in the darkness of this world with their faces turned toward the light of Jesus Christ. "The night is advanced," Paul tells us, "the day is at hand. Let us then throw off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light" (Rom 13:12).

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