I was too late.
A week earlier as I mowed the yard, I noticed a bunch of peaches on the tree in my backyard. I immediately thought of what I might make with them, and had decided on a peach crisp to share with my Sunday School class. Yum!
However, by the time I finished mowing, I was tired. So instead of picking the peaches right away I laid down in my hammock for a few minutes. Unfortunately, that’s all the time that was required for me to forget about the peaches.
When I passed by the peach tree the following week there was not a single peach left on the branches. Each and every one had fallen to the ground and lay there rotting. I felt a little sick in my gut.
It’s not such a huge loss when we’re talking about fruit on trees. However, I wonder how many times I fail to reach out with the gospel to someone who needs to hear it NOW. I often back down thinking I’ll bring it up NEXT time. Sadly, I often don’t get that next time. And eventually, it will be too late.
Friends, as Christians we possess the only message of hope that a dying world needs to hear. If we don’t tell them, who will? If we don’t tell them now, when will we? There may not be as much time as we think. –Dave
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” (Matthew 9:37)
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