Last two weeks, I boarded a bus to somewhere and inside the bus, a mother with her child sitting in a buggy and other passengers were inside the bus and a window close to her was opened.
An old man from the back spoke to the mother of the child ”my daughter, please, close the window glass because the cold weather is not good for your child”. The anger that rose up in the woman can be easily noticed. Although she sluggishly closed the window, but it was not a good advise to her due to her action not to talk of showing an appreciation to the man.
I begin to think within my mind, what is the world turning into? The old man did not speak of himself, neither anyone else but her child. I do not understand why she became very angry with the man despite the fact that she did not say a word to the man but action speaks louder than the voice. I believe if the man wanted to speak of himself feeling cold, he can easily do that without any fear or intimidation. I believe a reasonable woman who loves her child even if you don’t feel it that the weather is as cold as that, but when someone who is capable of having you as a grand daughter advised you from experience, I think that she was supposed to take it and I believe she has never see the man before.
In the life of some Christians similar things happens. When God will send an angel to bring a message or blessing to us, because the man is not well dressed, because he or she doesn’t speak good English, because he looks like a drunkard, because the person is familiar, we will not pay attention to what he is saying.
The bible say that, ”Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come’‘ – Matthew 24 : 42.
We should be watchful both spiritually and physically because you don’t know whom the Lord will use.
Abraham sat in the tent door of his house when he saw three men standing and that was the Lord – Genesis 18 : 1 – 2. If Abraham missed Him, what will it take him to get Him back? Even Lot too was very watchful as he sat in the gate of Soddom, he saw two men and he ran to them – Genesis 19 : 1 – 2.
Brethren we have to be very watchful because Christ is coming soon.
Prayer: O Lord my God, give us the grace and patient to be watchful both spiritually and physically so that we cannot miss You in Your time of visitation in the name of Jesus Christ.