Stay alert, for no one knows the hour
Today's devotion is based on Mark 13:32, 33, "But about that day or hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come."
These verses teach us to stay alert and be watchful for the signs of Jesus' return, even though the exact timing remains unknown. We are not to become complacent or despair but to always be prepared. We should carefully observe the signs of the times, understanding that His return will come unexpectedly but not surprise us if we are vigilant.
Mark's audience had already experienced the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem and eagerly anticipated Christ's return. In 2023, surrounded by signs pointing to the end, we should remain vigilant for the Lord's coming.
Let us pray: Dear Jesus, enable us to love others in Your name and warmly embrace new members into Your family. Help us live each day as if You could return at any moment so that we may hear the words, "Well done, good and faithful servant." Amen.