Sleeping

 

Those who know me best know I love to sleep.

This morning, as I sat at my kitchen table with my Bible, I couldn’t help

but be thankful I’d slept so peacefully through the night.

But I was also bothered by that same fact.

Last night was what is known as Maundy Thursday.

About 2000 years ago, on that night,

Jesus was about to be arrested

and led to a horrific death.

Being God, He knew what awaited Him.

So He went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray.

He took His disciples with Him.

All He asked was their support.

Yet three times He found them sleeping!

My first thought is to be critical of them.

Couldn’t they do what He asked?

After all, they were face-to-face with Him

and, if they’d really looked,

they’d have seen the horror on His face.

But then, I realize I am no different.

How many times has God asked me to do something for Him,

yet I “sleep” instead?

Jesus took our death on that cruel cross,

cancelling out the sin debt we couldn’t pay

and He didn’t owe.

After His resurrection, before He ascended into heaven,

He left us a command to go into all the world

and share the gospel.

He left us an important work to do

until He one day unexpectedly returns.

When He does, will He find us obedient

or

will He find us sleeping?

“Then He said to His disciples,

“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.”

(Matthew 9:37)

Lots of love,

Sharon


2 thoughts on “Sleeping

  1. You are so right.
    Thank you. Happy Easter, Sharon

    Debra Gastmeyer, RN, BSN, CPHQ, COS-C
    Clinical and Compliance Specialist
    Gentiva® Home Health
    1502 Sutton Dr., Kinston, NC 28501
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  2. Thank u My Precious Friend! Your love for Christ is overflowing and you share it with all so willingly and effectively through His grace and command. I too found myself remorseful this a.m. That I should dare to complain ever about anything when Christ so willingly endured the cross that it would not be mine to bear. I am so humbled by my own insignificance and His magnificence! God bless u and thank you, Jesus ! Love and peace ! Jo Sent from my iPhone

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