Wake Up, Sleeper!
Therefore, He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.” Ephesians 5:14
A mother’s voice is like an angel’s call to her child and will lull her child to sleep. However, with the same voice, when the house is in danger, she will call out to her child with a thunderous voice. This is called the ‘waking up’ part of our life because we cannot awaken with such sweet and pleasant sounds.
Today’s Bible verse’s commands are addressed to the sleeper who has been asleep in the spirit. The Lord God is calling us to rise and walk in the way of righteousness. Many sinners sleep in a grave of the unknown because they do not know what to do. They have no clue how to get out of their beds or where they can go to find true rest.
Romans 13:11 says, “Do this, understanding the occasion. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.”
We lose so much while we keep sleeping in our sin, pain, anger, and bitterness that we forget that the thief pilfers by night the riches of life. When we fall asleep in the darkest hour and weakness, the tare-sower goes forth in business to sow the seed of more evil and destruction (Matthew 13:25), then lose sight of the truth of God.
However, Christ is calling us in the direction of righteousness. He is calling us with the voice of wisdom and truth. He calls us to live in the light of his glory and love for all people and be obedient to him. We must follow the call of Jesus Christ as he calls us with His precious blood of redemption through faith. We must believe that Jesus is our savior and redeemer, who has given us the light of life and the power to overcome death. Not only that, but we must trust Him. John 5:25 says, “I assure you that the time is coming; indeed it’s here now when the dead will hear my voice—the voice of the Son of God. And those who listen will live.
1. Lord, grant me the strength to stand firm in my faith.
2. Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine, for your light, has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.” in Jesus’ name. Amen.