Today is the day of salvation. 2 Cor 6:2
Seek the LORD while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Isaiah 55:6
Last week I was visiting Ilfracombe in north Devon. Near the quayside is a church and as the spire draws your attention heavenward your eyes pause at the clock and a clear and gold statement that reads, “IT IS TIME TO SEEK THE LORD.”
I was encouraged that this church has this timeless message featured so prominently (and also surprised no one has complained to take it down).
I wonder how many people notice it or take time to heed its message. We are living in a day and age in which too many people are busy, but busy about the wrong things. We focus on fleeting worldly things, rather than seeking the Lord Jesus and the things that are eternal.
The saying (almost certainly gathered from Bible verses as those quoted above) remind us of some simple truths:
- We need to seek the Lord (and the promise we will find Him when we do, Deut 4:29).
- Today is the day to seek Him and not tomorrow (for tomorrow may never come, or we may be called to meet Him today and not be ready).
- There will come a time when we can no longer seek the Lord (when He will no longer hold out the offer of peace with God through the Gospel but rather the sceptre of judgement).
And for the Christian comes the challenge, are we taking time to invest in the Lord, perhaps it is time to recommit to pursuing Him more diligently?
There is no time like the present to seek Jesus Christ.
The Lord’s Sweetest Blessings,
 Years ago a church in Bath painted John 3:16 on its roof tiles (in what is now a World Heritage City!). Recently the church needed to repaint it and wanted to update the Bible verse to modern English from the KJV and they faced a backlash, whilst had they put it up from scratch they probably would have faced a similar backlash; sometimes you cannot win).