Tales of slumber and the call to awaken
11 Besides this you know the time that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.”
Sleeping beauty, peacefully resting unaware of the darkness and evil around her.
Laying ever so comfortably and yet barely alive. Our churches and our hearts often suffer the same.
We are comfortably lying about in a slumber, cast into a spell that says sleep on in our dreamless places.
But out beyond the castle walls a battle goes on. Poor prince Phillip is hacking away at the ever growing vines and thorns sent to choke out the very life around it.
And beyond the walls of our churches we can see the evidence of these entangling snares and thistles.
And yet all sleep on inside the castle unable to rise up for they too have allowed the spell to overtake them.
The call is here to arise and awaken. Our churches and people need to shake off the dust of slumber and join the battle.
Call on our own beloved King and come alive. All around a stirring is going on.
The spell is being broken bit by bit and as we ourselves come awake we too must help and cut away at the vines that are binding our brethren.
“ For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”