Read Matthew 25: 1-13
Keep watch, because you do not
know the day or the hour.
As kitchen staff, we have a responsibility to keep our
workplace clean. Every day before we leave for home, my
co-workers and I clean the cooking utensils, scrub the
floor, and wipe the tables in the dining room. Keeping the
workplace clean is important because it protects people’s
health. We could also
get into trouble with the
public health office if we
ignored their requirements.
Someone from the public
health office inspects our
facility frequently, but we never know when that person is
coming. That’s why we always do our cleaning daily.
Our need for diligence reminds me of the second coming
of Jesus. Our scripture verse for today encourages us to keep
watch. Like the five wise virgins who took extra oil for their
lamps, we must be constantly prepared for our Lord to come
again. Unwavering faith in God and obedience to God’s commands will keep us ready to welcome Jesus when he comes
again. And at that time, I want to be among those who are
ready to receive him and to enter into his eternal kingdom.
Prayer: O God, help us walk in your path day by day until the
time Christ comes again. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Amy Sutikdja (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Prayer Focus: FOOD-SERVICE WORKERS
— Matthew 25: 13 (NIV)
Thought for the Day
How prepared am I to receive
Jesus when he comes again?