You have probably read stories about weddings that are delayed because a member of the wedding party is late. Sometimes the bride and groom do not wait. They go on with the wedding without the person who is late.
Jesus told His followers a story about a wedding. Ten girls were waiting for the bridegroom to arrive. It was nighttime, so these girls took their oil lamps with them. Five of the girls took extra oil with them, and five did not. They waited and waited. Finally at midnight, someone announced that the bridegroom was coming. The five girls with extra oil were able to take their lamps and go to the wedding. The other five girls had to go buy more oil. While they were gone, the bridegroom came and they missed the wedding.
Jesus told this story to help us understand that we should always be ready for Him to return. When Jesus returns, He will take His followers to live with Him forever. Matthew 25:13 tells us what Jesus wants us to do. “So always be ready. You don’t know the day or the time when the Son of Man will come.”
Jesus could come today or tomorrow or next week. Are you ready to live with Him forever?