"At the Last"

 •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 7
Wen the doctor shakes his head and says, 'I can do no more', when I am asked to arrange my affairs and give my final directions, when my family and friends move softly about my sickroom, and speak in hushed tones—then it will be time enough for me to ask for mercy. I shall pray and get pardoned at the last."
So said a procrastinator, one who kept putting off that vital decision for Christ until "the last". But—life does not always go according to our plans. She died suddenly, struck down and unconscious, and all that medical technology could do failed to restore her to consciousness for even one minute. Silently and sadly her immortal spirit passed into the unseen world without even a prayer. She had put off the salvation of her soul until a dying hour. That terrible hour had come.
Can you think of anything worse than to leave your home, your family and friends, to pass into the shadow of death with no Savior's arm to lean on, no Savior's precious blood to trust in, no Savior's love to cheer the soul with light and peace and joy? If you want to be safe for eternity and ready for death at any moment, get saved now.
Do not say, "I shall pray and get pardoned at the last."
Do not even think it. Like that poor woman, death may come to you in a form that deprives you of power to speak or to think before you breathe your last.
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. This is God's way of receiving that salvation, but it must be today to be sure of it. Delay even one more day, and tomorrow it may be too late.