The BBC believe that if you are over 50 you will remember The Billy Cotton Show and its opening cry of “Wakey, Whey-kay!” Whether you remember depends on your radio or TV tastes at that time. In the last issue I invited explanation of the dream that I had had. I’ve had two replies offering explanations, both made reference to, “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you” and suggest that we as a church need to wake up, both severally and corporately. One respondent acknowledged that St Bs is very good at waking people and connecting them with God, but felt we are less good at staying awake worshipping God for the rest of the week so that by Sunday we have drifted off to sleep and drawn the curtains. The other respondent said that the man in the dressing gown is either going back to bed as he has lost his first love or just got out of bed and needs to take the sleep from his eyes, which echoes the first respondent we need to Wake up.
Pray for each other that God will “wake us, shake us and remake us” so that we wake up and stay awake. Jesus said, “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” You can’t keep watch if you are asleep, I know I’ve tried it. Luke tells us, “Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.” Pray that we may be awake to see His glory.