On election day my son Aaron was the last to vote in our precinct. He was the only person in the voting booths as he completed his ballot. After they scanned his ballot they turned off the machine. It was done.
His girlfriend, who was outside waiting for him, observed a woman come up to the door and be told that it was 7:01. The polls were closed and by law they could not allow her to vote. She was too late. The opportunity to cast her vote had come and gone and she’d missed it.
It reminded me of the parable Jesus told in Luke 13 about the head of the house closing the door and while those who remained outside knocked and pleaded to enter, the door would not be opened again.
Perhaps not getting to vote isn’t the end of the world. But if you miss the opportunity to enter the door that Jesus is offering it most certainly will be.
Do you know someone who is still standing outside that door? Tell them what they need to know. Encourage them to make the decision to enter today. The day is drawing near when the Master will close the door.
Luke 13:23-25 And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?” And He said to them, 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘Lord, open up to us!’ then He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know where you are from.’