Therefore, stay alert! You don’t know what day the Lord is coming. But you understand that if the head of the house knew at what time the thief would come, he would keep alert and wouldn’t allow the thief to break into his house. (Matthew 24:42-43, Common English Bible)

clock_14679acAlarm clock goes off. You have two options.

Option 1: Bounce out of bed, ready for everything the day will bring you.

Option 2: Pull the sheets back over your head and commence playing the snooze game.

If you are anything like me, you choose option number two. The ironic thing – or it is a paradox? – is that the alarm clock has already done its job. It has jarred you awake. It has disrupted your sleep. And even though you play the snooze game with the alarm clock, chances are if you do manage to go back to sleep, it won’t be that really good sleep you had before the alarm clock.

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