While the Bridegroom Tarries

“While the bridegroom tarried they all slumbered and slept.”

Matthew 25:5

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The fact is that the text tells us a sad truth, “While the bridegroom tarried they all slumbered and slept.” We hear you say, If all are going to be asleep when Jesus comes, if we know that ahead of time, what is the use of trying to keep awake?


We answer that there are exceptions to every rule. Men, even the people of God, were sleeping when Jesus came the first time. Yet a few were awake. Think of aged Simeon and Anna in the temple!


We surely may assume that there will be Simeons and Annas when Jesus comes the second time. May you and I be among them!


R.B. Kuyper “While the Bridegroom Tarries,” p. 98-99.