I’ve become accustomed to the Arizona weather patterns having lived here since 2002. The last gasp of normal swimming temperatures are around as the cool mornings begin to suck all the heat out of the water. I was able to relax and swim yesterday during our 95 degree day. You want to make sure you get that last swim in before the water gets too cold because we’ll have to wait until the spring to hop back in and enjoy swimming. Usually we can swim through September and maybe into October but that one last swim is elusive. This year I think we’re done.
Life is the same way. We don’t know how much time we have to live on this earth. For those of us who are Christians we have confidence that when God calls us home we are in heaven with him forever. Being confident in what Christ has done for us allows us not to fret over the end. We don’t have to have one last shot of “gospel” to ensure our salvation because has won it for us. But for those who don’t know Jesus it’s a different scenario.
Let’s lead others who don’t know Jesus by encouraging them to come to worship with us and hear the good news of Jesus. You actually have to invite them to know that you want them to come with you. It’s like when the water in your pool is the ideal temperature and you invite people over. What do you say? “Come on in the water is fine!” We can tell our friends “Come on in, the message is awesome! Jesus died for you and me!” Let’s make sure we share the good news before our time runs out!