By Greg Gerber
In Revelation 3:1b-3 Jesus has a warning for the church in Sardis, but it might as well have been a warning specifically for me.
“I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God. Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.”
As I was laying in bed watching a movie the first night back from the Labor Day weekend, and at the end of another unproductive day, I got up to address the frequent calling of my aging prostate. But, when my feet hit the floor, I had trouble walking.
I made it into bed just fine an hour earlier. But when I stepped out, I began experiencing the signs of stroke as I lost function in my entire right side. It was a vivid reminder of how Jesus can come like a thief when we least expect it.
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