Time is short. Even God cannot bring back lost opportunities and precious hours. We read in the Word that we are to redeem the time because the days are evil . . . and to “awake to righteousness and sin not for some have not the knowledge of God, I speak this to your shame.” Oh, if we could only get a glimpse of the wonders of heaven and Life Eternal and the contrasting view of a lost soul . . . without hope, we might take this business more seriously. There is hope for men, and it is our blessed privilege to tell men of the way of escape God has made through the atoning death of His only begotten Son. Whatever you do, don’t let the Thief of time rob you of the Joy of leading precious souls out of Darkness into His Marvelous light.
—Letter from Dawson Trotman in Daws: A Man Who Trusted God, 123