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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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Dec. 28, 2010 - The Quiet Ways of Jesus

By Rose McCormick Brandon

Crowds followed Jesus wherever He went. Some loved the way He spoke, with authority but without yelling. He didn’t demand their attention. He didn’t insult or bully people into listening to Him. Jesus’ listeners heard something in His words. They said, “Never has a man talked like this man talks” (see John 7:46). They loved His words so much they missed meals and stayed overnight in fields.

Others followed Jesus because He healed their diseases. Healing is second nature to Jesus. He didn’t make a big show of healings. In fact, He often told those who received healing to keep quiet about it. He didn’t want them broadcasting the news or organizing parades in His honor.

This amazing man, Jesus, doesn’t walk on people’s feelings. If a person has reservations about who He is, wonders if He really is the Son of God and how this could be, He allows them time to think about Him. There’s no push or shove in Jesus.

In quietness Jesus works behind the scenes of creation. Right now, He’s working in ways we can’t see to bring about His best plan for us. We mustn’t worry if we can’t hear, feel or see Him at work. His quiet ways can go unnoticed for a long time. Eventually, though, we will look back and see He was there all the time.

— Rose McCormick Brandon writes personal experience essays, Bible studies, news articles, profiles and devotionals from her home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

 

 

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