Today’s the big day! How many times have you said that in your life? Did you parents say it for your first day at school? What about on graduation day? What about on the day you got married? Or your first day at work in a new job?
Believe it or not, we celebrate the “big days” of our lives in a manner that would almost seem nonchalant. We talk about it for only a few seconds, and then the brief time passes, and it is merely a memory in our past.
But what about that big day that is still coming? You know the one I’m talking about.
27For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. … 30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. – Matthew 24:27, 30-31
That big day is on its way to a hometown near you. When? We all know that we don’t know. Many people have tried to predict it, and many have been wrong. Others have claimed that the Bible clearly tells us that we don’t know when it will be here…..
36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. – Matthew 24: 36-37
The exact day is honestly irrelevant; no reason to worry about when it’s coming. However, we should be aware of one fact that is true. When that day gets here it’s too late! Too late for what?
Too late to beg. Too late to stand before Jesus at the throne of God and say, “but Jesus, I was waiting….” There will be no excuses for any of us on that day. We all know we have to make a decision to accept Him. But we also know that if we have accepted Him, we have a duty to tell others. And it is just as important for us to tell others about Christ. If we wait until that day, it will be too late.
Do you really want your friend, your relative, your sister or brother, son or daughter to miss the opportunity to be in Heaven because you were too embarrassed to share your love and devotion to Christ with them? What’s the worst they could say “sorry, not interested” or “you’re stupid for believing….”
On that Big day, the truth will be revealed to all, and some of us can very sadly have the ability to say “I told you so.” But instead, we will unfortunately be saddened that they haven’t accepted Christ. So what could you change now, before the Big Day, in order that your loved one would be more responsive to your sharing of the Gospel?