James 5:20 – Remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins. (NIV)
We got caught. Friday is our garbage pickup day. Usually the waste is placed at curbside the evening before. But since the truck for pickup usually comes later in the day, and since we were especially tired, we put it off for the next day. In doing so, you guessed it: they came early and we missed it.
Often we become creatures of habit, good or bad. There is in us a regularity of doing things at certain times. If we think we have a little more time, we sometimes take advantage of it and put off doing things till later. It's a bad habit to get into.
So it is with the most important thing in our life. When the Lord calls us to be His own, we sometimes put it off till later. Let us not miss it.
When the Lord calls us to be His, that is the time to enter into a relationship that will change our lives forever. Something we can't afford to miss is salvation. We must not delay or put it off. It is something that is very personal, something no one else can do for us. Let us resolve not put it off; let us take time now. Let no one of us be left at the curbside hoping — in vain — that there will be another time.
Matthew 25:10 – But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. (NIV)
Prayer: Dear Lord, time is short; let us not delay the most important appointment of our lives. When we hear Your call, may we come to the realization of the greatest joy that can be bestowed upon us — the gift of salvation, through your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.