Seems like when I was younger, when Christmas came, I didn’t want to sleep. All I cared about was waking up to see Santa deliver Christmas presents. The sheer act of catching Santa in the act was something I wanted to see. I can’t tell you how many Christmas mornings I stayed up anticipating his return.
Like many youngsters, I couldn’t stay up all night, but miraculously the gifts we’re there when I woke up.
Darn, missed him in action!
It appeared that Santa came when I least expected.
Similarly, Jesus Christ too wants his followers to remain vigilant about his return. He specifically instructs the disciples, and virtually all of us, to, “Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day does not catch you unexpectedly. (Luke 21:34). ”
Jesus Christ wants us to not squander our lives with reckless living while ignoring his second coming. Indeed, it’s so easy to become caught up in our own interests, desires, and saying “yes” to our will rather than “yes” to God’s will.
Our place isn’t to speculate about day and time but to just prepared, be in a state if good friendship with our Lord, and sober mind for when it happens.