The story is told of a steamship which began to sink in the deep sea. Seeing her distress the captain of a would be rescue ship pulled up and offered to take on her passengers.
“Not yet,” cried back the distressed boat’s captain. Stay close by till sunrise and we’ll come aboard then. The captain reasoned that some passengers might be lost if the transfer were done at night. The captain of the rescue vessel shouted back a plea to reconsider as he saw the desperate condition of the ship. But the captain insisted they wait till morning.
An hour and a half later, the ship’s lights disappeared into the sea and all were lost. The captain made a tragic mistake in believing they could be saved better at a later time.
The Bible says now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation. Tomorrow may be too late. Don’t fall for Satan’s lie that you’ll have another time later on. Getting saved today is how you’ll redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.