“Let your loins be girded about, and lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.” Luke 12:35-36
In the era when our Lord walked the earth as God in the flesh the people wore robes, and garments which covered their legs. If they needed to run that would encumber them to a certain extent, or great extent. What they needed to do to run in haste was to raise the garment up and gird it about their waist to free their legs for a much more free movement. It was pulled up around their loins.
lights in that day needed tended each day, and to make sure oil was in the lamps so things could be seen by night.
The application for the follower of Jesus Christ today is that as we go we need to be always ready to give an answer for the hope which is in us. Ready to run. Ready and always letting the light of Jesus in us be shining.