The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.—Romans 13:11
“Oh, you better watch out, you better not cry…” Written in the 1930s, “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” became an instant classic and a blueprint for conversations around Christmas time. The closer Christmas came, the harder children would try to be good, as though cramming all that goodness into the last day or two would make up for the rest of the year.
If we are honest, we are aware that our lives could use more preparation.
Have we been serious in our hope – expecting Jesus in the next moment? Would we treat each other differently if we truly expected Jesus? Let’s use this season to strengthen our faith, to stop wasting time and to renew our walk in the light. As the Scripture prompts us, the time is now.
—Alan Ours, M.S., vice president of operations, Fresno Pacific University