Isaiah reminds us that a time will come when it will be too late to come to the Lord. The gate will be shut behind those with the bridegroom, and latecomers will be sent away. On this last week of the church year, let us consider that last day, when the wedding arrives. Will the Son of Man find faith on the earth, when He comes?
We are to forsake our wicked ways and thoughts and return our loyalties, and devotion to the Lord. We do this because it is right in itself to renounce our sins to God. We also come to Him to obtain His mercy and pardon. He welcomes this.
But we shy away. It is natural to hide in the bushes from God, like Adam and Eve when we have offended someone, but we must go and confess and tell our wrong.