What painful words of regret are wrapped up in that phrase, "I thought I had time."
Missed opportunities, broken relationships, unfulfilled dreams, and unresolved conflicts.
I thought I'd have time to spend with my children when I was done with what I was doing.
I thought I had time to apologize later. I thought I had time to make that phone call or to write that letter.
How often these words are spoken at the funeral of a loved one. How much guilt and remorse is felt if there are things that weren't resolved while there was a chance.
Matthew 5:23-24 "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift."
I thought I had time to start going to church. I thought I had time to make a decision to become a Christian.
Hebrews 2:3 "How shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?"
2 Corinthians 6:2 For he says, "In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you." I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation."
"I thought I had time." That was the excuse given by the young man who took a left hand turn into the QFC parking lot in front of the motorcycle. "I saw the headlight coming but I thought I had time." That rushed judgment on August 1st five years ago changed our son's life forever.
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Use time wisely.
Pastor Bob and Marion Rieth