Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the
hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Matthew 25:13
In the parable of the Ten Virgins, the Lord compares His Second
Coming to a wedding feast. Ten virgins were invited to wait for
the arrival of the newly married couple and guests. Knowing that
the wait might stretch into the night, each virgin brought a
lamp, but only five brought extra oil.
When the wait stretched longer than anticipated, five virgins
ran out of oil. While they were gone in search of more, the Savior
came with his guests and went into the feast. When the five returned
and found the door shut they called to the Lord to open it. Swift
came His reply,I know thee not.
Can you imagine the moment when they realized that they
would not be admitted? artist Liz Lemon Swindle asks. Only
half were ready for His coming.Which half are we in? Will we
be welcomed, or will we remain outside with His words ringing
in our ears, I know thee not.