SAVED … just in time.

We never know when our time is up. 

“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”

James 4:14

We don’t know if we will still be here next year, next month, next week, tomorrow, or five minutes from now, and we should live our lives accordingly.

This is also true of the people we meet as we go about our daily lives.  No matter who they are, how healthy they are, how much money they have, how young they are — no matter — we don’t know if they will still be around tomorrow.  We should reach them while we can.

A fellow was led to the Lord at Hope Haven Gospel Mission a few weeks back by Bro. Paul McLaughlin, the director of the mission.  The man was 26 years old and had shown no previous interest in God, but one day he walked into the mission and attended one of the chapel services.  He gave his life to Jesus that day.

The following week he was stabbed in an incident outside a convenience store in Auburn.  He died.

How providential that this young man encountered Christ a week before he died!  Who could have predicted that he was going to be killed the following week?  Who knows the time of their death?

Today is the day of salvation.  We don’t know what tomorrow will bring.

Are you saved?  Settle it today.  Don’t wait.

Has God called you to some special service?  Get onto it today.  Don’t hesitate or make excuses.

Is there someone to whom God has burdened you to witness?  Do it today.  They may not be around tomorrow.

2 Responses to “SAVED … just in time.”

  1. Alan King Says:

    I have been reading some of your musings of day to day life and hope to read more. I sat down this morning as many other mornings searching for the all elusive purpose in life. Emptiness plagues me with earnest every day of my life. Loneliness is a constant companion. We are all blessed but maybe we rarely see it. You saw it in the old man at the hospital. God slips us a morsel now and then that we can see and feel and at other times we sense nothing. But all the while I’m sure God is feeding us the manna. My heart was and is broken today as it is most days. Blessings have literally overtaken me in life yet I search for purpose. I work at it and come up short. I seek it out and find it elusive. The young man you wrote about who was saved and died a week later, what marvelous ways God does work. He knew the mans days were short yet The Holy Spirit directed him to the little church. God does love us but I feel so little of that love. Tears burn my cheeks all the while emptiness stings my heart. I have come to a place that i know that i know that i’m nothing without Him. I literally can’t even walk without Him holding my hand. But purpose eludes me. Alan King

  2. Robert Says:

    Brother Ron, I appreciate all that you are doing. I looked up your profile and the mission over the internet.

    I was on of those people that got help at a mission, but with me it was through a discipleship program in Chattanooga at the Union Gospel Mission. Today that discipleship is still in the works and I am a Junior at Tennessee Temple University earning my BA/ degree.

    Last week when I was mowing the lawn I found a bag of cocaine next to a street, I immediately ripped the bag inside out dumping the contents on the ground, then went over that area with the mower.

    Just afterward, I felt the most peaceful time of rejoicing in my soul realizing that Christ has led me to defeat Satan’s trial during a time I was not feeling well. I have been drug free since August 2004!

    Keep up the good work, and may the Lord keep you by his grace.