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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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Nov. 10, 2010 - The Sun and the Son

By Michael Sherwood

On one of the last warm days of the season, I went outside, sat in a chair and let the sun shine on my face. I lay my head back and let the sun’s warmth cascade over me, enjoying every minute. I closed my eyes in its glare. Then I opened my eyes as the sun went behind the clouds. Even with my eyes closed and sunglasses on, my vision was a bit murky. The sun had caused my eyesight to become cloudy.

Eventually my sight returned to normal, but that experience got me to thinking about Jesus, the Son of God. Jesus changes our eyesight as well, but rather than clouding our vision, He removes the cloudiness. When we know Jesus and gain access to the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to see things differently, to see them with His clarity.

Bright light can temporarily, sometimes even permanently, cause us to see things differently. The flash of a camera can give us spotty vision. Looking directly at a bright light, like we used when I was working on construction sites, can also cause us to have spotty vision. The sun, if we look directly at it, can cause a cloudy circle to appear in our vision; if looked at long enough, it can cause permanent blindness.

But Jesus, the Light of the world, is very different. When God changes our hearts, our spiritual eyes come along for the ride, and things we may have never noticed become clearly visible. How is your vision today? How well do you know the Son, or how well does He know you? Are your eyes fixed on Jesus, the Son?

“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life’” (John 8:12, NKJV).

— Michael Sherwood lives in Logan, Utah.



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