In the summertime, it can get very hot. In the wintertime, it can get very cold. What about our spiritual temperature? Jesus had something to say about this – “most people’s love will grow cold’ (Matthew 24:12). Has the fire gone out? How long has it been since, in your heart, you said, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us … while He opened to us the Scriptures?” (Luke 24:32)? Must we get colder as we get older? Can we not be raised from the ashes? Must we be overwhelmed by the spirit of evil? Cannot God restore in us the spirit of praise – “I will sing of the Lord’s great love for ever” (Psalm 89:1)? Some of you may not have worshipped God in His House for many years. Is it not time to make a new beginning with God? Do you want to begin again with God? Over the years, God has been speaking to you – but you have not listened to Him. God is still speaking to you. Are you listening to Him? The Lord has come to us – “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15). Now, He’s inviting us to come to Him: ”Listen now, My people, and come to Me; come to Me, and you will have life! … Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:3,6). This is your time for seeking the Lord. It’s the time of your salvation – if you will return to Him. Come to Jesus. Bring your sin to Him. He will come to you. He will forgive your sin. It’s time for a new beginning with God. Let it start now!

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