Waiting on the Bridegroom, Part 11

Look again at verse 10:

“And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.”

Those that were ready went in with the bridegroom as He arrived, off they went together toward the great and magnificent marriage, and behind them closed the door.

Imagine yourself there, if you can…

We don’t know how long, but for a certain period of time there was excitement and expectation amongst those gathered at the door, as the ten virgins awaited the bridegroom. He tarried. Hours no doubt passed. The street grew quiet and cool as dark settled, and in the stillness of the evening, the ten all – one by one – drifted off.

Then at midnight, in the deepest part of their sleep, a cry shot forth as the Bridegroom approached!

They all roused and readied themselves for what was coming, yet the foolish ones – surely in a growing panic – recognized the problem they faced.

They rushed off as quickly as they could in an effort to fill those lamps with oil, and as they ran through the streets, their rapid footfalls echoing against the stone walls, back toward the others, they find only darkness and a door drawn shut…

No oil, a dark lamp, and quiet, cold darkness all around.

They had missed their shot.

Revelation 19 tells us “Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.”

Yes, indeed…

Those who are ready, those who were prepared and sober minded entered into something amazing! But what of the foolish ones…


“Waiting on the Bridegroom” returns next time…

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