Beep, beep, beep, beep. The warning sound and flashing lights alerted commuters that the train door was about to close. Yet a few tardy individuals still made a frenzied scramble across the platform and onto the train. The door closed on one of them. Thankfully, it rebounded and the passenger boarded the train safely. I wondered why people took such risks when the next trains would arrive in a mere 4 minutes.
There is a far more important door that we must enter before it closes. It is the door of God’s mercy. The apostle Paul tells us, “Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). Christ has come, died for our sins, and has risen from the grave. He has opened the way for us to be reconciled to God and has proclaimed for us the day of salvation.
Today is that day. But one day the door of mercy will close. To those who received and served Christ, He will say, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you” (Matthew 25:34). But those who don’t know Him will be turned away (v. 40).
Our response to Jesus Christ determines our destiny. Today Jesus invites, “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved” (John 10:9) – Foh Fang Chia
Today Thy gate is open, and all who enter in shall find
A Father’s welcome, and pardon for their sin. – Allen
There’s no better day than today to enter into God’s family.
- January 31, Vol. 23, Our Daily Bread