Now is the right time to listen … Don’t put it off.” II Corinthians 6:2
When is “now”? Or … What part of “now” don’t you understand?
When I was young I recall my parents telling me they would only be “a few minutes” in the store. I learned that we had different understandings as to what “a few minutes” meant. Jesus came with a message that laid claim to God’s will for the world in the present. The poor can’t afford to wait any longer. “A few minutes” in prison can seem like an eternity. Now is the time for release. The blind don’t want to miss one more sunset and the oppressed might not survive one more act of oppression. Now is the time for salvation, for freedom, for the end of poverty and oppression.
We conclude our September series this week having explored together Why Jesus, Why Church, Why THIS Church? It is time to act, to decide, to listen and respond!
Why now? Because yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never be ours. “Now” is all we’ve got; and Jesus is with us in all of life’s “Now’s”!
In a moment of philosophical frivolity as our Worship Team pondered the deep meaning of “Now”, a scene from Space Balls came to mind.
Here is the video from which I took the screen shot I showed the children when I asked: “When would be a good time to put the landing gear down?”