|A Few Hours Before Sunset|
In 1895 a young lady named Amy Carmichael set sail from the comforts of the British Isles for the remote land of India. She was beginning a journey that would last the remaining 56 years of her life. During the coming years she would care for more than 1,000 children who otherwise would have faced a life with no hope followed by eternity without Christ. She would also become one of the great writers of her day as she wrote nearly three dozen books that continue to stir souls a century later. Her life was characterized by total, humble obedience to Christ and a deep desire to do all she could for Him.
Amy Carmichael once said “We will have all eternity to celebrate the victory but only a few hours before sunset.”
Amy was right. Those “few hours before sunset” present the most precious resource God ever entrusted to us-our time. Each of us is in a race with time. The challenge is to see how much we can do for the Kingdom of God between now and the day we die. To do that, we must begin right now, to zealously redeem the time.