Published May 21, 2013

Shelia Shares....

On our roads in Lancaster County, often we see the remains of squirrels that obviously had made a wrong or tardy decision. They end up as "road kill."

Sunday morning on our way to church, we saw a squirrel sitting on the road. It was sitting in the other lane and a car was coming towards us in that lane. The squirrel just sat there. It seemed — as is usually the case — that it had trouble processing its options. At the very last moment, it ran across right in front of the other car. We had driven past by then, so I don't know if it was still a moving squirrel or had changed to "the late squirrel" status.

Too often squirrels see danger approaching and can't decide which way to go. They start one way. They stop and turn around to go the other way. Then they turn back and finish crossing the first direction. Sometimes their decision is too late. They just ran out of time.

Of course, we can't be too critical. We've all seen people who can't make a decision. On some things, it isn't too important. But, on spiritual matters, it is a life-or-death matter.

Should I accept Christ or shouldn't I? Should I do it today or wait until tomorrow or should I wait until Sunday? What if there isn't a God? What if there is a God? What will others think? What do I want to do before I accept Christ? What if I don't decide anything?

As we saw with the Boston Marathon bombing, things can change in a matter of seconds. Tomorrow may be too late. We are not promised tomorrow. We are not promised the next hour.

The Bible states it clearly when it says in II Corinthians 6:2b, "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation."

For a squirrel, making a decision too late is bad. But it is nothing compared to failing to accept Christ and spending an eternity in Hell. God's arms are still open wide. Today is the day of salvation. Tomorrow might be too late.

- Shelia

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