The best part about being a teenager is the amount of sleep you get. Nobody can sleep like a teenager can. But I guess that’s normal.
What I find sad however, is that so many people spend their lives spiritually asleep too. Even Christians often find themselves ‘napping’, and not awake to the importance of their faith and relationship with God. In the Bible, Romans 13:11b says: “The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.” Now Paul (the author of Romans) isn’t talking about Saturday morning sleep in’s or the cute little fellow on the website who is just tuckered out. He’s talking about not being ready for our salvation which gets closer every day.
You see, those who have received God’s mercy (the mercy of sins forgiven through the blood of Jesus) ought to live sacrificial, worshipful, transformed lives (Romans12:1-2).
To do this we need to stop snoozing!
Mick Spann, Chaplain