Stay Awake and Watch

John C.L.

READ : 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Because of the high crime rate, the director of our Bible School in Vientian appointed students to guard our campus at the gate every night. We had done this for several months and we worried less. Until one night, at about 1:00 in the morning, our director went out to check the campus and make sure the guard was not falling asleep. When he reached the gate, he saw the guard sleeping quietly inside under a mosquito net. He had even brought a blanket and a pillow with him too!

So the director slowly took the mosquito net, his pillow and blanket and carried them to his home. About 4:00 in the morning the student woke up, ran to the director’s home and knocked on the door, “Sir, sir, hurry up, someone came to our campus. They even took away all of my belongings! Help! Help!” The director answered, “What about that stuff over there? Does it belong to you? I told you to guard all of us at the gate and why did you enjoy sleeping? Tomorrow come to see me.” He got suspended and from then on no one ever trusted that young man again.

Friend, are you awake spiritually?

– Rev. John C.L.


Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for choosing me to be your servant. Help me to be alert and self-controlled.