We turned our clocks back one hour the first week in November. Although the official time change does not take place until 2am Sunday morning, we had all our manual clocks adjusted by Saturday afternoon. All, that is, except for the clocks in our vehicles. For the next week I drove down the road startled whenever I looked at the clock thinking I’m running late only to realize I hadn’t changed that clock. I tell myself I’m going to change it as soon as I park. I park but forget all about changing the time. The scenario repeats itself the next trip.
When I finally do get around to making the change, I have to relearn how to do it in each of my cars. It’s only been six months since the last time I’ve done this but for some reason it feels like the first time every time. Curiously, I seem to make the same mistakes all over again as I fumble my way toward success. Knowing how to start the process would be a big help.
This morning we’re going to be talking about where to start whenever you dedicate yourself to becoming a disciple of Jesus. This is where you begin for the first time or where you need to start when you are attempting a comeback. Michael Finnegan, begin again.