Out of four chickens that were guaranteed to be hens, two turned out to be roosters. Eloise became “Elohim” (Shovel) and then Florence became Floyd.

Not only was Floyd a rooster, but he had an issue…other than bad hair days. Sleep issues.

He fell asleep…basically… all the time. When we held him, he immediately closed his eyes. When we pet him, he nodded off. As he ate and drank, his head slowly fell into the dish. And while bathing, (Reece always  insisted he needed a bath and blow dry), he snoozed.

He was healthy, outgoing, and full of character. But he was also, apparently, narcoleptic.

The sleep episodes, fortunately, did not hinder Floyd’s ability to be alert. He went from REM to ready in an instant.

People are not so good at this.

Scripture warns us- “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.” Mark 13:32-33

It won’t be long before Christ returns to take His people home. Or in a moment’s time our heart could cease to beat. Whichever comes first, we must be ready.

In the blink of an eye we will see our Creator face to face. Will He welcome us in or will he say the fateful words “I never knew you”?

Let us heed the warning. We cannot sleep on the job. We cannot get this wrong!

“If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’” Mark 13:36-37


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