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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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Sept. 2, 2010 - The Ways of God

By Jim Lindgren

“If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people” (Exodus 33:13, NIV).

To the people of Israel, God showed His acts, but to Moses He showed His ways.

While rushing to get to a field hospital in Port au Prince, then off to receive a team at the airport (all to help Haiti), it was very easy in the heat of the moment to work on problems without seeing THE problem — hurting people. As we rolled up to a security gate, a large UN bus blocked our path. It was a bit of a nuisance as we had so much to do and so little time.

I watched as the bus driver stopped and handed a Halal MRE (meal ready to eat) to a small Haitian boy standing at the gate in front of us. I then noticed the Jordanian patch on his military uniform and was challenged by his compassion and the significance of the moment. It is so easy to help the crowds but miss the individual person. Yet this driver was moved to act and to serve. It provides a reminder of what our own Lord modeled so well — that while Jesus could speak to multitudes, He always ministered to individuals.

May we keep our eyes ever open to see both the near and the far, the crowd AND the little boy who needs to eat. Let us, as believers, learn from the heart of God who speaks to us even using those who do not share our faith. In so doing, may we learn the acts of God as well as His ways. Then may we see the joy of compassion ministry reflected in the full-toothed smile of a little boy who will get to eat tonight.

— Dr. Jim Lindgren is president and founder of Window of Hope and an ordained minister in the Arizona District. He has led a disaster medical response team to Haiti and collaborated with Convoy of Hope to provide relief to the victims of the January earthquake. Convoy has provided more than 9 million meals to the hungry in Haiti. Don’t miss the upcoming Nov. 14 Pentecostal Evangel featuring Convoy of Hope.

 

 

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