A little boy decided that it was time that he started wearing a watch, so that he could look grown up like his dad. Several weeks before Christmas he started telling his parents, “I want a watch for Christmas.” Day after day he would find some way to work that request into a conversation. It finally got to the point where his dad was tired of hearing about that watch. He said, “Son, knock it off. We know that you want a watch for Christmas. We’ve heard.” So the boy hushed about it.
Three days before Christmas the family sat down to a typical evening meal. The boy said, “Daddy, may I say the prayer over this food?” The father was stunned because the boy had never offered to pray before, but he proudly consented. Once everyone had bowed their heads, the boy began: “Oh Lord, we thank You for this food. We thank you for all Your other blessings too, blessings such as Your word. And we know that in Mark 13:37 Jesus says something very important. He says, ‘And what I say to you, I say to you all: WATCH!'”