Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A PIECE OF MY HEART... are you asleep Skipper?

Who doesn't love a good old re-run of the Gilligans Island show?

Gilligan: Skipper, are you asleep?
Skipper: [sarcastically] Yes.
Gilligan: Oh, well when you wake up will you tell me if you've seen my rabbit's foot?

Reminds me of the times when my kids would tip toe in my bedroom in the middle of the night and tap me ever so gently and whisper ... "Mommy ... are you asleep?" Thinking something was wrong, I quickly opened my eyes and asked what was wrong. They always would say ... "I have to go to the bathroom!"

I never understood why they had to come wake me up, to tell me something that clearly they could do while I was asleep. Much like Gilligan .... we have important tasks at hand, but there are so many people still asleep. Asleep like I was in the middle of the night, wishing that nobody would arouse me out of my deep sleep. Such a state of slumber is a comfortable place to be.

But when we are asleep spiritually, there is a great risk that we are taking...

1 CORINTHIANS 15:18 "Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished."

It is time for us to wake up, be alert and not remain in our comfort zone ... it is not a good place to be if found asleep in the midnight hour. So in the words of good ole Gilligan ... I must ask, "are you asleep my mates?"


Denise said...

Wonderful post sweetie.

Debbie said...

I want to be sooo WIDE awake. Great post Laurie...I am even sicker today (if that is possible) going to the docs. Please pray for me. thanks...Hugs, Debbie

Holly said...


God is speaking to me this same message... He is so awesome.
I want to be WIDE AWAKE as well.

Great post,