Foolish

“But while the Bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry was heard: Behold, the Bridegroom is coming; go out to meet Him!” Matthew 25.5-6

Could this cry belong to those who will feel the pain of being left behind one day, when Jesus returns, for having rejected their faith in Him? Can you imagine planes without pilots, trains without conductors, cars without drivers; total chaos. Add to this, mothers losing their children, women losing their husbands and vice versa, and family members learning that part of their family has disappeared. Certainly, all of these events will cause a great cry to be heard.

It is believed that the foolish virgins were of God because they had an opportunity to have the oil, but their source dried up, and they were not careful to keep the source flowing. Over time, they became relaxed in the faith and the source dried up. They cried out, and their cry was joined with those who rejected Jesus.

For example, a woman, member of our Church, went to visit a relative who is terminally ill in the hospital. When she spoke to him about Jesus, as he laid on his deathbed, he said that he didn’t need Jesus. She spoke to him in the morning and he died that afternoon. He rejected Jesus. This is sad; however, it’s even sadder when a person had Jesus at one point, but rejects Him, turning away and not following Him anymore.

Jesus never called the unbelievers, who rejected Him, foolish. However, Jesus called the five virgins foolish, because they had the oil but were not careful to keep extra.

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