Our life is made of meetings, those remarkable, those not so much, some good and some bad. The meeting with the first job, with the person you love, the first day at school or at the college you dreamed of… Anyway, these are meetings that mark our journey, but today I want to talk to you about one in particular.
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
Jesus begins Matthew 25 with a parable, where He talks about 10 women, who were waiting for the bridegroom. Five of them were wise and the other five were foolish.
It turns out that the bridegroom took a long time to pass and they all fell asleep. At midnight, a cry was heard declaring that the bridegroom was passing by: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ (v.6)
The foolish ones began to ask the wise women for some of the oil as theirs had run out and they had not bought any more. However, the wise could not give of their oil. After all, it wouldn’t be enough for everyone.
When the foolish ones went to look for oil to buy, the bridegroom passed and together with the wise ones He entered the party. And the door was shut, as described in the verse 10:
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.
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. – Matthew 25:13
How is your lamp? Is it lit? The truth is that many times the flame of our lamps is by a thread, in the last drop of oil and we don’t mobilize in relation to it. We leave it for later because we think that “we will have time”.
It turns out that we don’t know the day or the hour. Many times we are not at all prepared for the encounter with the Father, the day when we will see Him face to face.
It’s time to repent and get back! Getting ready, for the Bridegroom is near.
God bless you,