We look forward to His second coming & that should be a reason for hope - that is our promised salvation. But it is also a call to live already, here & now, as people redeemed by the Lord who is already with us. The challenge of Jesus to ‘stay awake’ is not so much a threat as a call to take seriously the reality that we will indeed encounter the Lord.
Robert Draper - The Pastoral Review Dec. 2013
God of power and mercy, open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy, so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him when he comes in glory.