An ancient proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.”
Looking back twenty years, it’s easy to see all the trees that should have been planted: we should have invested more and saved more; we should have studied more, prayed more, laughed more; we should have spent more time with the kids and appreciated others more. And so on.
It’s easy to see today all the trees you failed to plant twenty years ago. And it’s tempting to dwell on those good things left undone. God, however, has forgotten them. Your sins of omission have been cast into the same sea of forgetfulness as all your other sins.
And so, you must be about the business of planting trees today.
Paul said, “Indeed, God is ready to help you right now. Today is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2)
Yesterday will never be any different than it was, but today’s pages are still blank.
Today is the day of salvation; today is the day to start planting trees.