Debuting in 1938 in a Broadway musical, “September Song” put a few more coins in the pockets of Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. Its lyrics liken a calendar year to one’s life span:
“It’s a long, long while from May to December,
But the days grow short when you reach September.
When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame,
One hasn’t got time for the waiting game.”
Procrastination or, as my mother put it, “a hard head” describes those who delay putting their trust in Jesus Christ’s payment on the cross for our sin. Like a driver careening down a mountain, unaware that he won’t survive the next curve at this speed, many refuse to admit and act on their need for a Savior.
The Bible calls today “the day of salvation,” the day for a soft heart, not a hard head.
“These few precious days I’ll spend with you.”
Will September be your time to sing that sweet, sweet song of salvation?
“You’ll welcome us with open arms when we run for cover to You.
… You are famous, God, for welcoming God-seekers, for decking us out in delight.” Psalm 5:11-12 The Message