As we work together with him (God) we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. <sup> </sup>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 6:1-2)
Seize the day! That is in effect what the Apostle Paul is telling the congregation that he is writing to. Are we seizing the day? Are we making the most of our time that we have been allotted here on Earth?
The England squad certainly did seize their day yesterday, and made the very most of their allotted time! It is eventually all we can do, whether we win in life’s penalty shoot-out, or lose by a whisker; but no one should be able to say of us, when our time comes, that we didn’t try!
Salvation is such a big, incomprehensible word. But the truth is, that we are being saved, by being freed from our misconceptions, our hatred for others and ourselves, our need for control, our greed and lovelessness, by God every day. Salvation is not a once in a lifetime event, but something that God is willing to work out in our lives every day, if only we will say ‘Yes’ to him!