He did not graduate from high school but was accepted as a member of the inaugural class of Stanford University. When he applied for a part time job to pay for his expenses, he was told that “There's only one job available, a typist's position.”
“I'd love it,” he said enthusiastically. “But I can't begin until Wednesday.”
On Wednesday morning when he arrived for work his employer Louis Janin asked, “Herb, why couldn't you start until today?”
“Sir,” he said, “I had to find a typewriter and learn how to use it.” When an opportunity presented itself, he seized the moment and took advantage of it. He did not allow time to pass when an opportunity presented itself. And it was that kind of determination that led Herbert Hoover to become president of the United States.
Other students had been offered the job and turned it down. But he saw what it had to offer him and he accepted it. Salvation is like that. God offers salvation to everyone. Many put off making this decision thinking that there will be another opportunity, a better time or another day. We must not wait until tomorrow to do what we must do today. Tomorrow may never come.
Prayer: Lord, we pray now for those who believe that there is always tomorrow when today is all they may have to accept Your salvation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. 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.