For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
Two days after this particular incident was the Passover. The Passover was celebrated in remembrance of when the children of Israel applied the lamb’s blood to the door posts and lintel of their dwellings in Egypt which protected them from the death angel as the LORD prepared a way to deliver them from bondage.
The Lord told the church at Laodicea in Revelation 3:18, in part, “…and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.”
So I watch and remain awake, waiting on the master of the house to return for me by keeping the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, on my eyes. My experience with Jesus Christ, the lover of my soul, began at Calvary’s cross and the answer to me seeing through the darkness of today is at Calvary’s cross.
We sometimes wonder if we shall ever be delivered from our present situation or bondage. But as we wait on the Lord, let us return to Calvary and the crucified Lamb of God and let us apply His precious shed blood to our eyes and we shall be able to wait and watch as the Lord prepares the way before us.
Just as the children of Israel in Egypt, we may not know when our deliverance is coming and just like in Mark the thirteenth chapter, we may not know when the master of the house is returning but we can stay awake and watch if we will visit the foot of Calvary’s cross daily and keep the Lamb’s blood on our eyes.