Do It Now

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Juan picked up something from the closet floor and waved it at his friend Eric. "Remember the game piece we lost when we played Spider last time you were here?" Juan asked.

Eric nodded and looked at the object. "Hey! You found it!" he exclaimed.

"Yep. It was right there," replied Juan, pointing to the closet floor.

Eric looked where Juan indicated. "Wow!" he exclaimed. "It's a wonder you ever found it in there! What a mess! It's way worse than my closet--and my mom thinks it's bad! I can help you pick up all this stuff."

"Nah. I'll do it later," replied Juan.

Eric grinned. "You sure?" he asked. "I remember the mess we made in your backyard a couple weeks ago. I offered to help you with that, too, but you wanted to do something else and said you'd do it later. Only you didn't."

"I know," said Juan. "My dad was so mad! I was grounded for a whole week." Juan frowned. "Sometimes you get me in trouble with my mom, too. She thinks I should be more like you. You're what she calls a 'cleanie.' That's a girl thing!"

"Hey! Watch what you say!" Eric pretended to be annoyed. "I just don't like to leave a mess like that," he added with a shrug. "I'd rather take care of things right away instead of later."

Juan jumped up. "Ichanged my mind," he said. "I'll surprise Mom and clean this up--you can help me." So together the boys put games in place and sorted markers, shoes and even some dirty socks. "There," said Juan. "I took care of what I usually put off. Now how about taking care of what you keep putting off?"

Eric looked puzzled. "I told you--I don't put things off."

"Yes, you do," replied Juan promptly. "We've talked about Jesus before, and you've even admitted you do wrong stuff and can't earn your way to heaven. But you never come right out and say you trust in Jesus to save you. Okay . . . you like things to be taken care of right away, and accepting Him as your Savior is the most important thing you need to take care of. So don't put it off any longer."

"Well, I . . . I . . ." Eric didn't know what to say. "I guess you're right," he said at last, "but you better go over it with me again, okay?" Gladly, Juan nodded.

How About You?
Are you trusting Jesus as your Savior? Or have you been putting off that decision? Nothing is more important. Maybe you'll live a long time and have other opportunities to decide. On the other hand, this could be the last time you'll hear about Jesus. Won't you trust Him as Savior today? (See the ABCs of Salvation at the end of this book.)

Today's Key Verse:
Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth. (Ecclesiastes 12:1)

Today's Key Thought:
Receive Jesus today