Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near:…
There is a story of a prodigal who came back from the far country and could not find his father's house. He wandered on and on, and at last, in the gathering night, sank down, heart-sick and faint, on the steps of a little cottage. Without knowing it, he was on his own father's door-step. Inside sat the aged father and mother, their hearts hungering for their long-lost boy. Outside, bowed and crushed and longing for love and for home, lay the weary, homesick son-on the very threshold of home, but not knowing it. So near to the gates of Heaven is every human soul that is penitent, weary of sin, longing for Divine mercy and love.
(J. R. Miller, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: