Today is April 15th. This is the day that taxes are traditionally due for most Americans. Because April 15th falls on a Sunday this year, taxes are not due until Tuesday, April 17th. Procrastinators are engaged in a collective sigh of relief. For, this year, they have two extra days to get their taxes done. It’s a two-day grace period, which allows them to wait until Monday, April 16th to get really stressed out.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of grace. I loved when I was in school and was given an extension to finish a paper, or to study for an exam. I love it when I’m forgiven by someone, when I really don’t deserve to be forgiven. I love it when I’m given two extra days to get my taxes done. And, I love that Jesus Christ has provided more than enough grace for me on the cross of Calvary.
So, have you accepted God’s grace? Have you placed your trust completely in Jesus Christ for your salvation? Unlike tax day, which only gives grace every several years, God gives grace every day. Every day that you are alive is an extension of God’s grace to you. Like tax day, we will all one day have to make an account of the way that we have lived our lives before a holy and righteous God. Unlike tax day, none of us know when that day will come. If we fail to seek God’s forgiveness and allow Him to take control of our lives before the end of our lives, no extensions will be given. Your grace period is now. Don’t procrastinate.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”
— Revelation 3:20