Tuesday 2nd October 2018 Morning Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Luke 23:33-43
Topic:- Death Is Imminent
Text:- Luke 23:43
A man had a dream. In that dream, he saw a lion which was chasing him. The man ran to a tree, climbed it and sat on one of the branches. He looked down and saw that the lion was still there waiting for him.
The man then looked to his side where the branch he sat on was attached to the main tree and saw that two rats were circling around and eating the branch. One rat was black and the other one was white. He observed that very soon the branch will fall on the ground.
The man then looked below again with fear and discovered that a big black snake had come and settled directly under him. The snake opened its mouth right under the man so that he will fall into it.
The man then looked up to see if there was anything he could hold on to for him not to fall down. He then saw another branch with a honeycomb. Drops of honey were falling from it.
The man wanted to taste one of the drops. So, he pulls out his tongue to taste one of the falling drops of honey, he observed that the honey was amazing in taste. So he wanted to have more tastes and as a result, he got lost into the sweetness of the honey. He had forgotten about the two rats eating his branch away, the lion on the ground and the snake that was liying right under him.
Suddenly when the branch broke, he remembered all the dangers and woke up from his sleep. Since this was a unique dream, the man went to a man of God to know the meaning of his dream.
The man of God, after prayer and meditation said, “The lion you saw is your Death. It always chases you and goes where ever you go.
The two rats, one black and one white, are the night and the day. Black one is the night and the white one is the day. They circle around, coming one after another, to eat your time as they take you closer to Death.
The big black snake with a dark mouth is your Grave. It’s there, just waiting for you to fall into it.
The honeycomb is this world and the sweet drops of honey are the luxuries of this World. We like to taste a little of the luxuries of this world and it’s very sweet. Then we want to taste little more and then more.
Meanwhile, we get lost into it and forget about our time, we forget about our Death and we forget about our Grave. Beloved, before it’s too late, time waits for no man, you only have this second, but not this minute, not to talk of this day. How are you sure that tomorrow is yours? Time is not on your side, that is no longer tenable
1. Help me oh Lord God, to always remember that sooner or later, I will die, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Oh Lord God, help me to remember and prepare for death that await for me, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Help me oh Lord God not to be carried away and be worldly, so as not remember that the end is imminent, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Have A Glorious Tuesday!