Sunday, November 20: One
Rise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you.
Sometimes it’s the preacher. Other times sleep deprivation or poor ventilation will cause you to drift into the Land of Nod. So, falling asleep in church occasionally is completely understandable. Falling asleep in the Christian life, however, is a different matter entirely.
This week in Ephesians 5, the Apostle Paul warns us to not fall asleep at the wheel of what it means to follow Christ. Instead, he gives us a wake-up call, urging us to rise and shine in the way of life the Lord has for us. And, to help us stay awake he tackles what C.S. Lewis called, “the most unpopular of the Christian virtues.” See you on Sunday!