To access the web page version, click:
2 Peter 3:9 (NLTse) – The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
After his grandfather’s death, Donald Hall, once the poet laureate of New Hampshire, went into his grandfather’s attic and found many, many boxes, one of which was filled with short pieces of string. The box was marked in an old hand: STRING TOO SHORT TO BE SAVED. He was astonished. The box of string had caught him completely off-guard. And from his off-guardedness and unguardedness, he was able to write a beautiful poem.
The poem states the obvious: his grandfather had saved the string that was too short to be saved. If you have ever felt like you were a string too short to be saved, you can begin to come to know what it means to be accepted by God, in Jesus Christ.
God will save us all in a great attic. Nothing is ever lost to God. Nothing. Not a single dead child. Not a single person who dies in a traffic accident. Not a single person who drowns in the floods of a hurricane. Not a single woman who dies of breast cancer. Not a single homeless person. Not an estranged spouse. Not a wayward child. No one is lost to God.
We will each appear too short to be saved many, many times in our lives. And God will still save us…because that is His greatest desire.
PRAYER: Lord, how many times have I come up too short in intention, action and attitude? Your love and desire to save is great, and we are amazed at Your goodness toward us! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
© 2015, Galen C. Dalrymple.
To email Galen, click here: E-mail Galen.