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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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March 31, 2011 - It's Time to Shine!

By Beatrice Northcutt

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” (Psalm 27:1, KJV).

Night was approaching one summer evening when I looked out my dining room window and saw the top of the huge mulberry tree etched against the darkening sky. The color or shape of the leaves were not visible, only an outline to let me know it was there. But as I watched, it all disappeared into the darkness as though a curtain had been pulled down to shroud the world in black. Then I saw them! Tiny, flitting, flashing lights that filled the yard in every nook. How they sparkled! It gave the night an air of celebration!

I was reminded how our loving God never leaves us in total darkness, but at the darkest hour, sends glimmers of light to give hope and assurance that He is close beside us.

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).

David said in Psalm 119:130, “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”

Often, we find ourselves in that nighttime hour when things look dark and the good things we know should be there are obscured by this darkness. Then God shines the light of His Word and reveals His way, to let us know He’s still beside us. Aren’t you glad we have God’s Word to give us light in this darkened hour?

You and I are the light God wants to use in these last days. In Matthew 5:14 Jesus said, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.”

Satan may try to pull down the curtain of darkness, but he can’t quench the light of God’s people that will sparkle and flash in every nook of this earth!

It’s time to shine brightly for Jesus!

— Beatrice Northcutt lives in Independence, Kan.




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