Take heed, watch; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Watch therefore — for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning — lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: Watch.”
It is an odd life we spend as Christians, living in constant and vigilant expectation for something to happen. But when you think about it, aren’t we all living life this way? Hoping that some moment will come that will change everything else? The difference for Christians, then, is that we stake our lives on it and say it out loud. We live in faith that such a fantastic story is actually true. We hang everything on the idea that Jesus really did come, and really is coming again. Think of a child this week, waiting for Christmas morning. They can’t think about anything else. Everything is hanging on it. Now consider that that is the right Christian posture towards life — we’re waiting for the King to come back. Everything is hanging on it.