Jesus mentions five bridesmaids who wisely prepared for the arrival of the groom by keeping enough oil in their lamps to last in case he was delayed. He also mentions five bridesmaids who foolishly failed to prepare their lamps and so they ran out of oil. The bridesmaids all expected the groom, but some were ready when he arrived and some were not.
So let me ask the traditional Advent question: are you ready for the return of Jesus or will you be caught off guard? Are you wisely prepared or are you foolishly unsuspecting? Is there enough oil in your lamp to keep it burning bright?
- Matthew 25:1 - 13