The bride looked beautiful and wore a mischievous grin as she walked down the aisle. She carried a secret few knew. She wished her wedding to start on time. So, the only way to achieve that was to send two different invitations. For the Latina friends and family the invitation stated the wedding would take place at 12:00pm. And for the rest of the guests, the invitation stated the wedding to begin at 2:00. Smart move. All guest had arrived and the wedding started on time—2:00.
Latinas seldom arrive on time. But in life, it’s one thing to be late. It’s another to be unprepared. Which of these groups described below would you fit in?
At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.
The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. Later the others also came. ‘Sir! Sir!’ they said. ‘Open the door for us!’
But he replied, ‘I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.’ Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour (Matthew 25:1-10).
Father, although I don’t know when you’ll be back. I don’t know the day or the hour. But while I wait, show me the urgency to wait, to keep watch and be prepared. In Jesus’ name, amen. • Is the lamp of your heart filled with commitment to Him? • What keeps you watchful till the day He comes back? • Which group of virgins do you identify with? Janet Blindness tried to darken her life. Tragedy tried to defeat her. But instead, Janet Perez Eckles became an international speaker, #1 best-selling author, radio host and personal success coach. Her passion is to help you see the best of life by conquering fear and showing you the secret to personal success. www.janetperezeckles.com I would love to hear from you; please comment here. Hey friends, I invite you to become part of my inspirational family. Go ahead, don’t be shy, dance right on over and sign up to receive these posts in your inbox. Look for the sign-up in the right hand widget bar by the smiley face. Here’s the link. Did you know all my writings are drawn from my #1 bestselling book, Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God’s Fiesta? Did you get your own copy yet? It’s available here.