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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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November 15, 2011 - The Best Things in Life

By Gary Rogers

Culture to culture and generation to generation, people debate what are the best things in life.

We want financial resources to meet our physical needs and fund our recreation and pleasure. We try to plan for retirement so we can enjoy it without worries.

Young people might look for the latest technological toy, or equate the “best things” with an exclusive college, a new car or high-tech career.

How about good health? Often, we come to realize its value only when we lose it. The younger we are, the more accustomed we are to feeling strong and pushing aside worries about illness.

Close relationships qualify as the “best things” across the spectrum. From the junior high student placing such emphasis on school friends to the senior adult wanting a longer visit from grandchildren, people do need people. Family, friends and companions make life better.

Where does God fit? He fits everywhere. No, we don’t always live out our relationships or use our material blessings or dedicate our health and strength in ways that please Him. But God is the source of every blessing. More importantly, God himself is our greatest blessing. His love is constant. His hope is unfailing. His peace is without disruption. His joy endures. Love, hope, peace and joy are some of the best things in life. These gifts of God transcend every generation and are relevant to any culture. Everyone needs God. Only in Him do we find the best things in life.

“Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:25,26, NIV).

— Gary Rogers is senior pastor of Grand Assembly of God in Chickasha, Okla.

 

 

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