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Wake-Up Calls

Wake-Up Calls

Genesis 15:12 As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him.

My son came down a bit late this morning, a little groggier than normal, and told us about a bad dream he’d had. In his words, “Me and Ruffin were in the woods chasing snakes, and Ruffin got bit by a copperhead, and he died! But then I woke up and it was only a dream, and I was so glad!” Waking up from a nightmare is one of the most cathartic feelings in the world, isn’t it? That sigh we heave as we glance around our quiet room and come back to reality is such a relief. But real-life nightmares aren’t like that. Real-world traumas don’t just go away when the lights come on. They require outside help. They take time and immense effort. And without the reassuring presence of someone walking through the shadows with us, we tend to get stuck in the dark for weeks, sometimes even years.   

Friend, don’t let the sun go down today until you’ve spoken a word or shared a hug or taken a walk with that friend who needs Christ’s light more than ever. It could be the wake-up call that changes everything.