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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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December 16, 2011 - Amazing Grace

By Scott Harrup

I’ve listened to John Newton’s treasured hymn countless times, but I felt like I was hearing it for the first time when Andrea Bocelli sang it on Good Morning America recently.

As Bocelli crafted each verse for the GMA studio audience, I was fighting back tears. It was especially poignant to see this blind virtuoso proclaim, “[I] was blind, but now I see.”

With the approach of Christmas, I’m reminded again of all that is transformed in my life thanks to God’s gift of His Son. I was spiritually blind once. After 40-plus years of following Christ, I keep discovering an ever-expanding panorama of God’s plan for my life. And I look ahead to the full expression of that transformation when I meet my Savior in eternity.

For our family, that reunion will mean our son Connor will never need a wheelchair again. Perhaps for you it will mean conversing with a loved one you lost to Alzheimer’s or seeing a smile on a face once ravaged by cancer.

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound! It’s the truest sound of Christmas.

— Scott Harrup is managing editor of the Pentecostal Evangel and blogs at Out There (



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