“Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is on the point of death, for I have not found your works perfect in the sight of my God.”
Today’s text is an excerpt from the book of Revelation. Remember that John’s Revelation is not written to a person, but to several churches. John writes of his vision to the church in Sardis, warning the church to wake up. In this portion of the vision, John is referring to the hope for communal resurrection. He is trying to help the church wake up to the possibility of transformation through the Spirit of God. The church can be grateful for people like John who help them wake up to opportunities for transformation and help them see the places where they must commit to growth. In your personal life, who are the people for whom you are grateful who have helped you wake up to opportunities for transformation? In our communal life, who are the people for whom we can all be grateful who have helped alert the community to our needs for growth?