I am calling you, my children, to awaken today. Awake and arise from your spiritual slumber. Too long have you listened to the voices around you that say, “Sleep a little longer! There’s plenty of time!”
I say to you, Awake! Arise from your slumber! Do you see the dust around you? Do you see the chains that held you as you slept? Don’t wait for someone else to remove them. Don’t sit and hope that someone will dust you down. Shake yourself. Loose yourself. Agree to wake up. There’s much for us to do together this day!
Awake, awake, clothe yourself in strength, O Zion; clothe yourself in your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for the uncircumcised and the unclean will no longer come into you. Shake yourself from the dust, rise up O captive Jerusalem; loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.