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Have you any room for Jesus,
He who bore your load of sin?
As He knocks and asks admission,
Sinner, will you let Him in?

Room for Jesus, King of Glory!
Hasten now, His Word obey!
Swing your heart’s door widely open;
Bid Him enter while you may.

Room for pleasure, room for business,
But for Christ, the crucified,
Not a place that He can enter
In the heart for which He died.

Have you any time for Jesus,
As in grace He calls again?
Oh, today is time accepted –
Tomorrow you may call in vain.

Room and time now give to Jesus –
Soon will pass God’s day of grace;
Soon your heart be cold and silent,
And your Saviour’s pleading cease.

Such old-fashioned words in a very old hymn, yet how meaningful still today Click To Tweet

Such old-fashioned words in a very old hymn, yet how meaningful still today, as many of us try to cram so much into our schedules and our lives! Although the song is directed to those who have not yet invited Jesus into their hearts, we can all stop and consider its implications for us, especially in the second verse. We can become so overloaded with tasks – even ones we do for Jesus, that we actually reserve little time to just be with Him. We can also fill our hearts with much that is good, yet not allow Him to have first place.

dw whittleDaniel Whittle lived from 1840 to 1901, in times that would probably seem simple and unharried to us in the 21st century. Yet he knew there were people who had little or no time for the Saviour, and he wanted to urgently encourage them to make room for Jesus in their hearts and lives.

Whittle worked as a bank cashier and became a soldier in the American Civil War. He gave his heart to the Lord while a military prisoner, when he read a New Testament given to him by his mother. After the war he returned to civilian life and became treasurer of the Elgin Watch Company. He must have spoken out boldly for the Lord, because eventually he was noticed by Dwight Moody, who encouraged him to become an evangelist. Daniel Whittle did just that, and led revival meetings as well as writing numerous Gospel songs, some under the pseudonym of El Nathan.

S.A. SONG BOOK, 1987 EDITION, #241; 2015 EDITION, #420

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COVID 19 Update

The members of The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple want to protect you from any Covid-19 spread yet, at the same time, wish to journey life with you. 

At present, there are still reports of new strains of Covid-19 spread and, unfortunately, we are not at a level of vaccination that safely allows us to congregate. Therefore, we have initiated the following:

 In-Person Church Services are postponed until further notice, but our ONLINE SERVICES, complete with music, songs, prayer, and Biblically focused sermons can be found here. [Click to follow]

 Our CHURCH OFFICE is closed, but we are still available Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 3:00 pm).  If you have enquiries, needs, prayer requests, or simply want to discuss life, please connect with us by phone at 905-436-0011, text us at 289-768-5959, or email the office. Email address is  office@saoshawa.ca 

 Our FOOD BANK and THRIFT STORE are open in downtown Oshawa, but if you are solely in need of food, please make an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext 221. 

 DONATIONS can be dropped off at the Thrift Store.  Please access the Albert Street side of the building in downtown Oshawa from Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  The Thrift Store is closed on Sunday. More Thrift Store Details… [Click to follow]

 COUNSELLING SERVICES, including aid with annual TAX RETURNS, continue Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm),  but please call for an appointment at 905-723-7422. Registration for The Low Income Tax Clinic is online. [Click to follow]