segunda-feira, 7 de maio de 2012

At midnight they were roused by the shout.

What comes to your mind when we talk about the midnight hour? At midnight normally your day is finished and you are preparing yourself to rest or even you are resting already. The "midnight" is a reference’s time; time of transition between one day and another one. Additionally we can say that it is a time of silence, reflection, fewer activities, yet for others it is time to face the worst fears, doubt or guilty about their past. 
When Jesus said in His sermon “At midnight they were roused by the shout” (Matthew 25:6), He was actually trying to give His disciples an understanding on how His second coming would be. He gave then some figurative anticipation of the day and how they should make provisions for that day. 
When I was reading the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids, God brought into my heart that, specifically, at this midnight hours there are two types of calling inserted in this story: 

1) God Cries Out for You. 
While we are busy taking care of our lives, usually, we do not have time to hear God’s voice. In other words, we do not have time for God. He is always trying, in a subtle way, to speak into our hearts, but we block it with our busy life, with our anxious heart. 
Nevertheless, at midnight (figuratively or not), the silence comes down like a heavy curtain, may the fears come and this time we are able to hear God’s voice. 

2) Our Soul cries out for God 
At the same time that God is calling for you, your soul also is calling for God. Some people would say that during this time they have a deep sense of “emptiness”. May this emptiness is the craving of your soul for God, simultaneously; God is calling to be in your heart. May He wants you to share with him, your plans, projects and dreams or anything else you want, because He is your friend in first place. 

I share the same word of King David when he said: “As the deer longs for the stream of water, so I long for you, O God”… “Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again – My savior and my God”. Psalm 42: 1-11 
Make an invitation to God to be part of your life permanently, 24/7. Search for God in many hours of your day, not just at midnight when you are in the middle of some crisis in your life. 

Why not enlist the presence of God at all times? Do not fight alone; stand by the presence of the Almighty. Do not waste time fighting alone; surprise yourself with what God can do for you! 

Invite Him into your life, may you can be delighted surprised on how His guidance can lead you. 

God bless you,

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