Vol. 4, No. 12
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Swiftly we're turning life's daily pages.
Quickly the hours are changing to years.
How are we using God's golden moments?
Shall we reap glory? Shall we reap tears?
We stand on the dividing line of this year and next year. Regrets stand behind and opportunity stands ahead. It is easy to see those opportunities lost and wasted in the past. How easy it will it be to squander them this next year? If there is a next year.
Consider our assemblies. Which people have you helped to be stronger in the Lord through your efforts in the Lord?
How many people are staying away from God because of childishness, animosity and peevishness? I wonder if soul searching and application of God's Word will allow another day, week, month or year to pass before repentance is sought?
Lost, Lost Oh, what a cry from souls
along the shore.
Forever to go in sorrow and woe
and be lost, lost ever more.
"The Summer is past, harvest is ended and still we are not saved" is the saddest cry because it came from a heart hardened by sinful attitudes (Jeremiah 8:20).
Brightly beams our Father's mercy.
From His lighthouse evermore.
But to us he gives the keeping of the lights along the shore.
Let the lower lights be burning
Send a gleam across the waves
Some poor fainting, struggling sea man
You may rescue you may save.
Busy lives will quickly burn out your desire to seek and save the lost. You don't have the luxury of time. In fact, we have less time now than ever before to win the souls God commissioned us to seek.
You have influence on people that no one else has. There are people that will not listen to anyone else but you. Others may try, others may even drive away what only you can bring in. There are people, because of personality, distance, etc. that will only have opportunity to hear when you teach. Can you see the urgency? Do you not feel the pull of duty? Today is the day of salvation. Today hearts are open to the saving grace of God. Tomorrow may be too late. Tomorrow may seal in death the fates of those you were supposed to teach. Tomorrow may close the door on bringing the erring back to the right.
This year is passing, the coming year is blooming carpe diem. Seize the day. Grab this opportunity now.