A Time of Mercy

I’m a stickler about expiration dates. My theory is, “Hey. They made it, they know what they’re talking about.” I’ve also had enough experiences with milk, cheese, meat, and even medication to know it’s better to trust it than ignore it. But, to each his own.


It may sound weird to you, but salvation has an expiration date. Right now, we’re fine and there’s still time. But eventually, that time will run out. Christ will return and when He does, the date is up. But see it this way: “right now” is a merciful time, an opportune time. Right now, you have the opportunity to accept a loving and very undeserving gift that has been waiting for you since before you were born. In fact, before you ever sinned or messed up in any way, God’s love for you was there. Your responsibility is to take it up; take it in; accept the gift of forgiveness, relationship, and eternity while there’s still time.

Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them. (John 12:35, 36 NIV)

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