When… we sin
“For He says, ‘At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.’ See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2
He walked into the office a little sheepishly. Perhaps he was afraid of something. It was clear he was nervous. It wasn’t clear why that might be. I happened to step out just as he was asking our receptionist a question. They both looked up as I stepped out. “I came to see when there might be a good time to talk with you.” he said. “How about right now?” I said. “Now?” He stumbled over the word as if he really wasn’t certain. “Oh, okay.” I thought it was funny that he should come by (not text or call on the phone) and then be surprised and hesitant when “right now” was the moment.
Maybe we all went to “put off” until later what turns out to be the important moment we actually want most. That may especially be true when it involves hard stuff like admitting we’ve gone off course. But then we discover “sooner is better” when it comes to starting over. “Sooner is better” when it means discovering forgiveness. “Sooner is better” when experiencing grace.
“Now” is always the time when God’s grace is involved.
“Now” is always the acceptable time when it comes to receiving the gift of love and life and salvation.
“Now” is when God works. The eternal “Now.”
“We and treat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20) Now!