(Again, adapted from an older blog…)
Yes, in some corners of Christendom, Holy Tuesday is a holiday. The parable of the ten virgins is sometimes developed today in various services and studies. Related to this, the oils used in prayers for healing and anointing are sometimes anointed and prayed for. Praying for our oils is an interesting idea, one related to praying for our prayers.
I recall one of the verses of one of the first worship songs I ever learned: “Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning.”
Yes, indeed. I want to keep going in Christ and I want to be ever ready for His return. It could happen before Easter this year, or a thousand years from today.
His coming once affirms His return. I need oil (for lamps and for healing) because life and the night are long. I need vigilance because it will all end suddenly. Midnight is coming.