Sleep is awesome and necessary. But sleep can also be addictive and wasteful and dangerous.
Belgian teenager, Kimberley Vlaminck said she went to sleep in a tattoo artist’s chair and woke up 56 stars later. She later recanted her story and said she had lied because her father was angry at her for the ink. But the impression remains.
I wonder what is happening to us while we sleep.
What bad things are going on in the world that we need to address? What opportunities for good and noble are flying by, while we dream? What is God doing and saying that He invites us to join?
Problem is, if someone is asleep, they are unaware. What will wake us up?
Romans 13:11-14 (MSG) But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God. The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. We can’t afford to waste a minute, must not squander these precious daylight hours in frivolity and indulgence, in sleeping around and dissipation, in bickering and grabbing everything in sight. Get out of bed and get dressed! Don’t loiter and linger, waiting until the very last minute. Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about!
Don’t allow the monotony of life to put you to sleep, missing the opportunities right in front of you…