“Watch, therefore; you do not know when the lord of the house is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning.” Mark 13:35
When I was working for an electric power transmission company, there were many times that I have to work from night until morning regarding device testing and commissioning. Our team leader would always encourage us to eat a lot of food to supplement our bodies due to lack of sleep and rest. In between jobs, we would take bread, maybe grab a small meal or drink some hot coco or coffee for us to get by throughout the night and finish the work at the deadline given to us. Sometimes, I would really feel getting to sleep but my body is nourished by my food intake that I stay awake until the assigned work is complete.
Jesus talks about the same thing when He preached that we should be watchful and be alert. He is pointing to being staying awake for the coming of the Lord is not known but surely the Lord is coming. To stay at watch or to stay awake as Christians, calls us to nourish our spiritual bodies with “spiritual food” – Prayer, Reading the Word of God, and fellowship and service with brothers and sisters. Living here on earth gives us a lot of distractions that can prevent us from staying awake and from being alert to living out our Christian ideals from day to day. Keeping our daily “spiritual food” will keep our eyes fixed on the Lord Jesus Christ. Taking our “spiritual food” day by day will make us watchful and awake until the Lord Jesus completes His work in our lives.