Wake Up

For this reason it says, 'Wake up, O Sleeper, arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you
Ephesians 5:14

When I lived in San Francisco, a few years ago, I used to pass a classic green public mailbox located on the top of Nob Hill on my walk over to the local Trader Joe's.  There was a little phrase brushed in small bold white letters on the top of the mailbox: "WAKE UP O SLEEPER"...This verse would always pop into my mind when I read those words:

"For this reason it says, 'Wake up, O Sleeper, arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
Ephesians 5:14

On this daily stroll I would often think to myself, am I falling asleep to the ways that Jesus through His Holy Spirit is speaking to me because of the noise of work, pace of life, or something else that I have completely drifted off to sleep regarding.  God providing that message, "WAKE UP," was an amazing daily reminder (Ebineezer) for me in that season of life.

Now fast forward to today, we are in a global pause, time of isolation, and it is allowing us to think through the different areas of our lives and seek the Lord through prayer regarding areas that we may have fallen asleep to.  

"But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret…"  
Matthew 6:6

As we seek Him in this season let's not be afraid, but confident that God is using this coronavirus to awaken us to areas in our lives individually and as a church body that we need to awaken to.  Let's keep praying for each other and connecting through technology as we learn to play that pause that God has allowed in this year of 2020. Thanks for reading and prayerfully considering areas that specifically are being brought to the surface that need to be awakened to!

Keep on Keeping on,
Luke Larson

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