The Best Time to Love is Now
Gal 6:10 “Whenever we have the opportunity we should do good to everyone – especially to those in the family of faith.”
“Wherever we’ve got the opportunity,” Never procrastinate in showing love. Don’t delay. Don’t put it off. Do it now.
Question: Who do you need to show love to today? Who do you need to go home after work and make that phone call and share a word of encouragement and love? Or go home and write that letter? Or go home and make a visit to somebody in a nursing home or at the hospital? Who do you need to invite over to your backyard and have a barbecue with them and show some love? Who is it at your work that everybody can’t stand because they’re so obnoxious, and that person needs massive doses of love and you could show love to the unlovely?
Did you know that God specifically puts people around your life so you can show love to them? He wants you to do that.
There are some activities in life that we ought to procrastinate on. There are some activities in life where procrastination is a legitimate response. Some things we ought to go, “We’re just not ready to do that. Let’s wait on that. Let’s postpone.” That’s ok. But there’s one thing that we should never, never postpone – showing love.
If love is the essence of life, it’s the number one goal in life, it’s the reason God put us on earth to learn, then love should always take priority over everything else. Showing love. Why? Because we don’t know how long we’re going to have the opportunity. People die. Circumstances change. Kids grow up. I can’t tell you how many empty nester parents have said to me, “Sure wish I’d spent more time with my kids before they left home.”
Serious, mature love says, “I love people who are unlovely.” “I love people who don’t love me.” “I love people who irritate me.” “I love people who attack me.” “I love the way Jesus loved.” The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.