While there is time
Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously. Isaiah 55:6-7 NLT
Isaiah was providing people the reason why considering coming to God in faith is of great importance. He emphasized the victory the Servant of the Lord will achieve in the end of time. He was prophesying the coming of the Messiah for He is the one who will obtain the long awaited victory. It will be through Christ’s birth in this world, His teachings, miracles, authority, sufferings, death, resurrection and eventual reign in glory that fulfills the longing of those who trusted Him as Lord and Savior. This is why people will be drawn to Him. This is also the reason why the gospel is preached and shared in every part of the world. It is the cause of Christ that will matter in the end. This is why the admonition to call on Him is of great urgency. The offer of salvation is free for it is by grace alone but it depends on the individual’s decision to receive by repenting and turning to God. The door is wide open but the opportunity is limited. To “seek the Lord” means to be intentional and to remove everything that will hinder listening to His word. “So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ” (Romans 10:17). To “Seek the Lord” also mean realigning life to God’s will and not just to place Him as an add-on like a religious garnish on the side. We cannot make a profession of accepting Christ without allowing Him to transform our lives. “Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong” (Isaiah 55:7a). Once we have a relationship with God, it will be obvious that life will be transformed. Realize the significance of what Jesus told those who are seeking to follow Him. “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). What really will matter is not the detail of how the future is going to play out or how this pandemic will be remedied or not. What matters is who you trust your life with now and to the future. Make sure that you trust the One who will be declared victorious. “Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously” (Isaiah 55:7b).