A Contrast

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HOW often we have seen outside a place of business, displayed in prominent letters, the notice, "A SPECIAL DAY"? On such days articles are to be bought a trifle cheaper, or something is to be given in with purchases; and see what a rush there is for the advantage.
Reader, I would earnestly remind you, you are living in "A SPECIAL DAY"—a very special day, even "the day of salvation." And oh! see the few that avail themselves of it. Have you availed yourself of it?
You have not! Then you have not yet realized your position before God.
I am all seriousness. Listen to what God says: "All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."(Rom. 3:2323For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23).) Does not that include you? Most assuredly; and God must judge you for your sins. He cannot pass them over. But oh! the wondrous grace of God. He says," I have found a ransom."
God has provided a Substitute, even the Lord Jesus Christ, who bore the judgment due to sin, so that by believing on that Substitute you may not only be free and forgiven, but spend eternity with that blessed Redeemer. What grace! What love! Won't you trust Him? "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." (2 Cor. 6:22(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) (2 Corinthians 6:2).)
But there is a solemn warning. God says: "My Spirit shall not always strive with man." (Gen. 6:33And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. (Genesis 6:3).) This may be your last warning. Oh! then, dear reader, believe on Him before it is too late. S. H.