It is the 23rd September 2020. Last night the British prime minister gave an urgent briefing regarding the pandemic and the necessary measures that are again having to be taken. He gave the ratio decidendi (the reason behind the decision) and used the above term. As he said the words ‘a stitch in time …saves nine’. I felt the unction of the Holy Spirit and a word began to form. This is it :-
I am not sure how many people who are not originally from the UK would have fully understood the phrase but I remember it from my childhood. It simply means if you have a hole in a sock, if you quickly mend it , it will save the whole thing unraveling.
Well as a evangelist (called of God) I always see the soul element in much of what I say and do. I saw that Jesus was the stitch in time (so to speak and reverently) whose purpose was to save the whole human race. The Bible confirms and records it at John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have everlasting life”.
As He is , so are we in this world.
There is much work to do to save the one, the nine, the ninety and nine. Action is required now, before the whole garment unravels and before the bottom falls out.
Let me draw things together and as follows:
I had the wonderful opportunity of leading a childhood friend to the Lord last night over the telephone . It was after Boris’ message. I didn’t link the two, I was just doing what I know I was called to do, the Holy Spirit did what he does, and she said Yes. All Glory goes to God.
As I shared my joy with others, the Lord showed me that she has a number of unsaved family members, loved ones that will come in because of the decision she has made. This is a living example of ‘A stitch in time, save nine’.
Let us continue to sow (pun intended), continue to be the bridge, the thread that pulls others back to Him, our Lord and Saviour Jesús Christ. May we be workers together with Him to save lost souls and seek to restore a world, we see so quickly beginning to unravel.
May our Father bless you for your endeavors
Ev Linda J UK