It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak.
Jesus offers this opportunity for all of us, that if we are prepared and awaiting His coming, we will be part of His heavenly banquet. It is an example of active waiting, not just passing the time. Like the servants in this parable, we have been given tasks to perform to be ready for the Master’s return.
Jesus was all about active ministry. Yes, there were quiet prayer times and lessons taught to us, but most of His work was with the people, sharing God’s love and bringing them back into connection with Him. During this time, He trained His followers to be the servants the world needs.
We are all called to be His servants as well, helping to prepare the world for His return. In order to do this, we must prepare ourselves, readying our hearts, minds and lives to be able to reach out to our brothers and sisters. Are we ready to be servants of the Master, waiting attentively for Him?
Gracious God, we are grateful for all Your many gifts, none more precious than Your everlasting love. Help us to be good servants, preparing the way for Your kingdom. Amen.