““Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights in giving you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to those in need. Make for yourselves wallets that don’t wear out—a treasure in heaven that never runs out. No thief comes near there, and no moth destroys. Where your treasure is, there your heart will be too. “Be dressed for service and keep your lamps lit. Be like people waiting for their master to come home from a wedding celebration, who can immediately open the door for him when he arrives and knocks on the door. Happy are those servants whom the master finds waiting up when he arrives. I assure you that, when he arrives, he will dress himself to serve, seat them at the table as honored guests, and wait on them. Happy are those whom he finds alert, even if he comes at midnight or just before dawn. But know this, if the homeowner had known what time the thief was coming, he wouldn’t have allowed his home to be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Human One is coming at a time when you don’t expect him.”” (Luke 12:32–40, CEB)
It’s hard to live life on a daily basis,
remaining active or managing stasis.
Sure enough, the world is an arbitrary place,
but there’s also a space for spiritual grace.
Jesus aired, shared, declared, dared,
cared to say, do not be scared.
Follow an approach which is a bit daring, unorthodox.
To begin, try preparedness, arising from paradox.
Be ready... boldly, confidently pray,
in a world pulling the opposite way.
Endeavor with a steadfast, patient, watchful, observation,
like looking for the master from the wedding celebration.
Regarding this… discipline, dedication,
provides a good diagram, demonstration,
for a way of expressing explanation,
of Christ's date to return, as culmination.
Pastor Rich Wagner
August 4, 2022 Ninth Sunday of Pentecost
Worship -- 9:30 AM
New Testament Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Gospel Luke 12:32-40