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Written by Pastor Timmothy Heath   
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 16:27


“The Four Calls”

The Spirit came in CHILDHOOD

            And pleaded “Let me in.”

But Oh! The door was bolted

            By thoughtlessness and sin

“I am too young”, the child replied,

            “I will not yield today.

There’s time enough tomorrow”.

            The Spirit went away.


Again He came and pleaded,

            In YOUTH’S bright happy hour.

He came but heard no answer,

            For lured by Satan’s power,

The youth lay dreaming then,

            And saying, “Not today;

Not till I’ve tried life’s pleasures,”

            The Spirit went away.


Again He called in mercy,

            In MANHOOD’S vigorous prime.

But still He found no welcome,

            The merchant had no time.

No time for true repentance,

            No time to think or pray,

And so, repulsed and saddened,

            The Spirit went away.


Once more He called and waited,

            The man was old and ill.

He scarcely heard the whisper,

            His heart was cold and still.

“Go leave me, when I need Thee,

            I’ll call for Thee!”, he cried. 

Then sinking in his pillow,

            WITHOUT A HOPE, he died. 


Time and time the Spirit calls mankind, but so bedazzled by the world and pleasures, so caught up in commerce and merchandizing, so despairing from a life spent apart from Jesus, often the Spirit is sent away.  Not you, beloved, not you.  Do not let the cares of this world cost you the next.  Receive by faith the gift of the Holy Spirit, and let His flood of love and mercy wash over you.  Jesus loves you, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. 



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