The Snooze Alarm

Theme: Salvation

Object: An alarm clock with a "snooze" button

Scripture: The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. Romans 13:11

Do you use an alarm clock to wake you up in the morning? A lot of alarm clocks have a button on them called a snooze alarm. When your alarm goes off, you can hit that button and go back to sleep. In about ten minutes, the alarm will go off again. You can just keep on doing this and go right on sleeping.

There are two problems with snooze alarms. The first is that if you keep on hitting the snooze alarm, you may be late or miss out on something completely. The second problem is that if you keep hitting the snooze alarm, you may get so used to the sound of the alarm that you donít even hear it at all and you will sleep right through the alarm.

Did you know that God sometimes sounds an alarm in our lives? He says, "It is time to wake up. It is time to follow me." Some people just hit the snooze button and say, "Not now Lord, call me again a little bit later."

Some people hit that "snooze button" so many times that they get to where they donít even hear Godís voice. Then one morning they wake up and find out that it is too late, they have missed out on Godís call.

Dear Father, when you sound the alarm telling us it is time to wake up and follow you, may we never be guilty of hitting the snooze alarm and saying, "Later, Lord." May we rise up and follow you. Amen.


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