HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.” Acts 24:25
There are two sworn enemies of my soul. Their names are Yesterday and Tomorrow.
Yesterday slays his thousands. What he seeks to do is to plunge me down into darkness and despair. “You have had your opportunities,” he says, “such golden opportunities, such unnumbered and innumerable multitudes of them; and you have trampled them all underfoot. There will be no more priceless opportunities for you. The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and you are not saved!”
Nay, but God’s word is, Now; Today; Yet there is room. There is mercy still, hope, healing, and life everlasting for you.
Ah — but Tomorrow slays his tens of thousands. He has recourse to just the opposite expedients from those of Yesterday. Brave vows and valiant promises that will never be fulfilled; good resolutions that may lull my conscience into sleep — but that have no value of any substantial sort — these are his deadly weapons. When I have a convenient season, he bids me say to the Saviour and the Spirit of God, I will send for You. And how pitifully often the convenient season never dawns!
Behold, now is the acceptable time. Believe it, the needy soul of mine, and, while Jesus of Nazareth passes by, make sure that you touch the hem of His garment. By and by, it may be quite too late. By and by, He may come no longer along the road where you dwell. Today the silver trumpets are ringing out their glad message for you, and the year of the Lord is only beginning — the halcyon year when every debt is remitted and every slave goes free.