Daily Meditations: Now – 2 Cor: 6:2

Paul tells us in Corinthians: “Now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation!” “Now” is a very good word. Someone figured out that it occurs 1,355 times in the Bible. Now is a holy word, because it is where we meet God.

When God appeared to Moses from a burning bush, Moses asked who he was. God said, “Yahweh,” which is translated, “I Am the One Who Is.” God’s name is peculiar. It tells us something very important: that we’re dealing with the Lord of the present tense, the Lord of NOW. In fact, the literal translation of Yahweh is “I am who am with you every step of the way.”

What this really means is that at any time we can ask the Lord to help us, to be with us in any difficulty. Remember the story of the footprints in the sand? We notice that it

begins with two sets of footprints, side by side, which indicates the Lord walking with us.

But, then we notice that at one stretch, there is only one set of footprints and that occurs when we are in trouble. So the question is asked, “Lord, where were you when we needed you, there was only one set of footprints when I needed you the most?” The Lord replies, “There was only one set of footprints because that was when I was carrying you.”

This is very good news! We can ask the Lord for help NOW, we can ask for forgiveness NOW, we can thank the Lord NOW. Consider NOW to be a moment of grace.

God bless.