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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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October 19, 2011 - Share Your Strength With the Weak

By Rose McCormick Brandon

There’s a beautiful story in Exodus 17:8-13 that illustrates the importance of believers supporting one another. The Israelites were journeying from Egypt to the Promised Land. God told Moses that the Israelites would have to fight the Amalekites, a warring tribe that wanted to annihilate them.

The two armies faced off, with Joshua, a great man of courage, leading the Israelites. Moses supported Joshua and the troops by standing on a nearby hill with the rod of God held high over his head, the same rod he used to perform miracles in Egypt.

When Moses held the rod up, the Israelites prevailed. But when his arms slumped with fatigue, the Amalekite army gained ground. Seeing Moses’ dilemma, Aaron, Moses’ brother, and Hur ran to help him. First, they rolled a rock under him so he could sit. Then they stood on either side of Moses and held up his hands. The battle lasted for hours.

Without help from Aaron and Hur, Moses wouldn’t have been able to hold up the rod. Israel would’ve been defeated. But with assistance from these two God-believing men, Israel defeated the enemy.

On our own, we often don’t have the stamina for spiritual battle. But with support from caring, praying believers who share our burden, we are able to stay in the battle and defeat our enemy.

Supporting one another in the body of Christ is the most powerful expression of godly love and unity. And it is our most important work for God. Paul expresses this thought in Galatians 6:2: “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (NIV).

The law of Christ is love. When we support God’s family, we’re living in God’s love. No other service to God is more important than loving one another. Does someone need you to hold up their tired arms?

“Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way” (Isaiah 35:3).

My prayer today: “Lord, let me never be too busy to pray and stand with a brother or sister in Christ in their hour of need.”

— Rose McCormick Brandon and her husband, Doug, live in Caledonia, Ontario, Canada.




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