This Too Shall Pass – Today is the Day of Salvation

This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass – Today is the Day of Salvation

“ . . . Today if you hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts, as when they provoked me.” (NASB)

Hebrews 3:15

Dear Kids,

“This too shall pass!” I can still hear my grandmother speaking this phrase. She meant it in terms of difficult things and times. But the phrase rings true for everything in this life. Each day holds twenty-four hours; every week seven days; and each year twelve months. The seconds steadily tick away as if to emphasize the truth: “This too shall pass.”

All Special Holidays Must Come to an End

This has been a special holiday for some and a difficult one for others. We have had the joy of hosting all of our family at one time. This doesn’t happen as regularly as it once did now that four of our five kids are married. But this week we have spent many pleasant hours eating, talking, playing games, and loving on one another. I have clung to every moment knowing full well that the special time is brief. This too shall pass!

Others have spent the first holiday without a loved one nearby. Family hasn’t made it home this year or a special friend has gone to their final home in heaven. The sadness sits heavy on the heart and mind. But even this debilitating sadness will pass as time marches on.

The Final Days of 2022

Sometimes we lose sight of the fact that things change and the sun sets on moments that never can be recaptured. This is why we must make the most of the opportunities we have. The final days of 2022 are upon us, so it is a good thing to take inventory of all we have been given.

The writer to the Hebrews understood the brevity of life. He encouraged his readers not to fall away from God, but to encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today” so that none of them would be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”

 A Warning to Heed

He reminded them of the children of Israel who, having been brought out of Egypt hardened their hearts and chose not to trust God. Instead they provoked Him and in so doing lost the opportunity to enter the Promised Land of rest.

This unfortunate outcome is an example for us today. God is calling each and every person to respond to His gift of salvation in faith. It is not something we should put off until tomorrow because the window of opportunity will someday close.

Now is the Day of Salvation – This Too Shall Pass

So, as the countdown of the final days of 2022 continues, consider the warning in Hebrews: “Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart.”

Now is the day of salvation! But even this too shall pass!



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  1. Abigail on December 30, 2022 at 10:01 AM

    Love this post! It is a good reminder to be present in each moment that God has given me. Thank you!

    • Sandy on December 30, 2022 at 10:35 AM

      Thanks, Abs! Love you!!!

      • Tom Turner on January 4, 2023 at 11:05 AM

        As I was growing up in high school and college, I remember my mom saying this to me during difficult times and I even had a little text plaque with those many words of wisdom printed on it. Since your grandma and my mom were very close friends it was very special indeed. So thankful for the special promise we have of someday being with those who have gone home before us and are in the very presence of their Savior and ours for all eternity. (I miss your dad and, my close friend, very much and are pleased with the memories of the past the Lord brings to mind. Especially enjoyed the family picture you posted for this year. Love to all from us.

        • Sandra Sheridan on January 4, 2023 at 11:33 AM

          I remember your mom and my grandma with great fondness! So many good memories and stories of how they would get together every Friday night and play games, etc. I am glad they are all together again in heaven and I look forward to all of us being there someday. What a day that will be!!! Thanks for your note and encouragement!

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