Reading: Romans 13:11-14
I love our cats. Daisy and Violet are two of the sweetest cats you will ever meet.
There is one downside to having cats.
You don’t get to sleep in anymore.
Like clockwork, every morning, Violet will start to sniff my eyebrow, and Daisy will head over and play with the blinds on the window.
It is their “loving” way of waking us and make sure we feed them.
I cannot tell you the number of times I wanted to ignore them.
But if I ignored them, they eventually would starve.
If I did not do what I am supposed to do as a cat owner, then the cats would be the ones who suffered.
And that is not fair to them.
It is my job…my call…as a cat owner to get up and do the work that needs to be done.
So now matter how badly I want to sleep in, I have to get up.
I have to get to work.
As Christians, it is our job…our call…to do the work that needs to be done.
We cannot stay in the bed forever.
Eventually, we have to get up, answer God’s alarm clock, and respond.
If we don’t, then it is not we who suffer but the people around us who are starving to see and witness the love of God.
Rather than hitting the snooze alarm, I encourage you to get up.
And get to the work that needs to be done.