by John Michalak
Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain, for he says, “At an acceptable time I listened to you, in a day of salvation I helped you.” Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 6:1-2
You see that amazing sale. Should you grab it? It may not come again.
You see a job opening you’d absolutely love to have. But, surely there will be a ton of competition. It’s probably not worth the effort of applying.
You see that homeless man with his cardboard sign. Should you give him some money? Drive him to a shelter? Invite him to church? He’ll always be on that corner, won’t he?
Life is full of opportunities. But most are very brief, requiring the courage to grab them quickly. We like to think they’ll come again, but then we regret it when they don’t.
The grace we’re offered because of Jesus’ victory on the cross is a temporary opportunity. Sure, it’s been around a few thousand years, but for you, it only exists until you draw your last breath.
If you’re already saved, then the opportunity you must take seriously is the salvation of others. Like with the homeless man, this can be even more temporary, and will require your courage to make the leap and see what happens.
Opportunities pass. Be ready to make the leap when you need to.