A sermon on Luke 12:35-40 (ESV)
New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2017
There’s no going back now, 2017 is all but over. What’s done has been done. What’s undone cannot be finished now. And then, there are those things we shouldn’t have done–there’s no undoing them now. We can only go forward into the night. Christ bids his servants be ready and alert, waiting to greet Him when He comes.
We cannot go back. But the Lord has promised to come back for you. Whatever measure you take of your past year of life, it doesn’t compare to the tomorrow promised those who are ready and watchful. When Jesus returns, He comes to serve you. In expectation, we look forward for what our Lord is about to do, for we have seen what he already does for us.
Luke 12:35-40 (ESV)
35 “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”