During this Christmas season, as we reflect on the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, we must remember why He has kept us here on earth. Though this world is not our home, and we look forward to the return of the Lord, we have a mandate and responsibility to remain in the world but not of the world. While we wait for the blessed return of Jesus, there is much work to be done ... we dare not abandon ship in the midst of the storm.
The Apostle Paul strongly exhorted the church to awaken from sleep and walk wisely, carefully observing the conditions of our present world. "Redeeming the time" because the days are evil, we must understand in these times what the will of God is.