Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 4:17-5:20 (day three)
“Wake up, sleeper.”  Sleep is good for a body.  But we also use sleep and dreaming as a metaphor for a state of unpreparedness or oblivion: “asleep at the wheel”; “snooze you lose”; “pipe dreams”.  We can’t carry the weight of the world, so we try to sleep it off.  We can’t accomplish our deepest longings, so we just dream about them.  We cannot know what is real, what is true, what is a treasure, what matters, what lasts, what lives, until we wake up.  And we will not wake up until we pay attention to Jesus Christ as the one and only person who can teach us how to live his kind of life.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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