'Keep watch...you do not know...what day your Lord will come.' Matthew 24:42 NIV
If you've ever gushed and blushed over Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet falling big time in 'lurrrve' in the movie Titanic, you'll know it all ends tragically as the 'unsinkable' sinks. I bet you didn't know that it could all have so easily ended with a 'Hollywood ending'. You see, not far from where the Titanic was sinking, the ocean liner Californian was unknowingly getting a ring side seat of the whole event. The crew hadn't realised that Titanic's flares were distress signals. The radio distress calls were within range - except for one small detail. The Californian's radio operator had dozed off! So, on April 12, 1912, without knowing what he was seeing, the liner's second officer watched the real Titanic sink!
Jesus said: 'People were eating...drinking, marrying...to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing...until the flood came and took them...That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man...keep watch...you do not know...what day your Lord will come' (Matthew 24:38-42 NIV).
As the church, we don't want to be like the Californian's radio operator, having forty winks whilst the world around us is desperately sinking. As individuals, we don't want to be like the people in Noah's day, getting all complacent when big, big change is about to happen.
So what now? Stay alert to what's going on around you in your life. You never know when you could be the solution to someone else's problem, or even save a life! Keep watch.
Soulfood: 2 Ki 9-10 Mt 23:15-28 Ps 28 Pro 7:14-20,