Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;…
Two centuries ago, Andrew Gray, the M'Cheyne of his time, and who, like him, was early called home, once said at a communion season, "Oh, when shall these blue heavens be rent, and we be admitted to the marriage supper of the Lamb? I long for the day when all the language of heaven and earth shall be, 'Come, come, Lord Jesus.'" But, in a more marked degree still, this was the theme in which Samuel Rutherford ever specially delighted. "All is night that is here," he said; "therefore sigh and long for the dawning of the morning, and the breaking of that day of the coming of the Son of Man! Persuade yourself the King is coming: read his letter sent before him, 'Behold, I come quickly.' Wait with the wearied night watch for the breaking of the eastern sky, and think that ye have not a morrow."
(J. H. Norton.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;