“Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you” Ephesians 5:14b.  The context of this verse is for the sinner to come out of the deeds of darkness to the Light of Christ.  Sleepers are not aware of where they are and what they are doing.  Individual Christians and congregations can fall into a kind of slumber that stops mission.  Jesus calls us to emerge from darkness into the fullness of His light.

Jesus, we hear You calling to us, “Wake up!”  Help us to stir ourselves when we hear this call.  Amen!