“I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.”—2 Corinthians 6:2
When you hear the truth—and you know it, because it confirms your deepest instincts, or the evidence surrounding you, or it resonates in your heart and mind—act upon it now.
Don’t be like the man who had great ideals, great intentions. He was going to be all that a mortal should be—tomorrow.
No one would try harder than he—tomorrow. Each morning he stacked up the letters he would write—tomorrow.
Each day he lamented how busy he was and swore to visit that old friend—tomorrow.
He would reconcile with his estranged brother—tomorrow.
He would visit his elderly parent—tomorrow.
He would take the time to grow closer to God—tomorrow.
The whole world would have known him if he had ever seen —tomorrow. But the fact is, he died and faded from memory, and all that was left when he left this earth was the mountain of things he intended to do—tomorrow.
This is the time of year especially when old friends, relatives, past hurts, and sorrows pull at us, haunt us, hang over us. The friend we have lost, the loved ones we have hurt.
Something about the Christmas season brings all those memories to the forefront of our minds.
Don’t ignore the tug of the Holy Spirit if you are being nudged to reconcile with someone—or with God. “Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.”
Don’t put “now” off until tomorrow.