• William T. Howe Ph.D.

November 22, 2021

Daily Reading: Acts 24-26

Acts 24:25

And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

I cannot read this verse without thinking about a summer’s day about 10 years ago. On the south parking lot of our church there is a basketball goal. On a certain day, I think it was a Wednesday afternoon, four men in their twenties were playing. I thought to myself that if they are on our church property without permission, I could go witness to them about Christ without their permission. For about 30 minutes I spoke to them about the gospel of Christ and invited them to receive Him. The leader spoke up.

“Sir, we were all away at college, now we are all home and just hanging out again. Frankly, we are young and are enjoying our college years. There is no time nor desire for religion now, when we are older, we will probably think about it.” Basically, he said …when I have a convenient season

As I walked away an overwhelming urgency came upon me that caused me to pray and ask the Lord to give them that season, to give them another chance. For there is no guarantee in Scripture of how often that convenient season for salvation is offered. Offered it must be, for it is a gift, given by the testimony and work of the Holy Ghost of God.

From time to time when I see that basketball goal, I pray for those men that their convenient season comes upon them soon.

Until tomorrow, live for Christ today.

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