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Lael Caesar

is an associate editor of Adventist Review.

SPEAK, LORD

Because servants should listen

Sometimes we have stupid thoughts—I do. Sometimes the light in us is darkness. How great!

“Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light” (Eph. 5:14, KJV). The words came to me in ironic context. More often than not, when I awaken in the middle of the night, I repeat texts to myself. So I was not asleep, I thought. I was not unconscious. I was conscious, aware, analytical: The text was not simply ironic; it was unrealistic, impractical, a lesson in self-righteousness.

Unrealistic because if I’m consciously hearing you tell me all this, it suggests that I’m not really asleep as you …

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