My wife received a notice from General Motors indicating that her 2011 Buick Lacrosse was being recalled due to a defect in the windshield defrosting and defogging systems. The notice stated that the consequence of not getting the necessary automobile part replaced would negatively affect the defrost system of the car and thus decrease the driver’s visibility, potentially causing a crash.
Not wanting to risk an auto accident, endanger my wife’s life, or place the life of someone else in jeopardy, I scheduled a time for the automobile to be repaired. Some things do not need to be delayed.
In fact, it has been said that procrastination has been called “suicide on the installment plan.”
American author Napoleon Hill stated, “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”
It is fitting, therefore, that our Georgia Baptist Children’s Home Offering Day emphasis this year has the theme: “Someday … begins today.”
When children are beleaguered by poverty, substance abuse in the home, human trafficking, and complex behavioral issues their fragile condition cannot be put on hold. Many of these children live in chaotic situations and to allow them to continue in these perilous circumstances is shameful if not inhuman.
Our Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries is in the business of rescuing these precious children who are suffering from abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Furthermore, these children are not only rescued, but loved, nurtured, renewed, and set on a path of purposeful living.
… it has been said that procrastination has been called “suicide on the installment plan.”
On Mother’s Day, May 10, Georgia Baptists will have an opportunity to give a love offering for the ministry of our Children’s Homes. Make a generous offering in your church and please don’t delay. The someday for these children begins today.
Anne Frank, who kept a diary during the Holocaust, explained, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Pray today about what God would have you give to meet the needs of the children under the watchful care of our Children’s Homes.