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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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May 2, 2012 - Hope in Christ

By Dorothy Rugg

How would you describe your hopes and dreams? Do you pursue long-term goals with the hope of success? In the here and now, do you hope for simple things? That you can beat the morning traffic and get to work on time? That the weather will cooperate with your weekend plans?

My friends, I want to remind you our greatest hope centers on God and the Lord Jesus Christ. Throughout the Word we find hope — hope that will carry us when the going gets rough, hope that will sustain us through the good, the bad and the ugly. All of us live in a real world, and we face difficulties and hardships. But we can have hope if we look to the One who offers us the assurance of His love and His eternal plan for our lives. Without the Lord in our lives, our search for fulfillment will eventually lead to heartache and pain.

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12, NIV). Maybe you are thinking, “How can I be joyful in hope when I’ve just received devastating news, when my world is falling apart, when I don’t have any answers to my life’s problems?” My friend, we can be joyful knowing that we have a Savior who went to Calvary and paid the price for all of what we are going through.

We’re not joyful about the situation; we’re joyful knowing we have a God who loves us and will never leave us or forsake us. That’s why I love the Word so much. It gives me hope; it reminds me who really is in control of my life.

You can have that same hope if you will look to the Lord today. Take time and look up these few Scriptures: Lamentations 3:19-25; 1 Peter 1:3-9; Romans 8; and Romans 15:13. Read the words slowly and let them sink deep in your heart. It’s true God is for us and not against us, God has made a way for each one of us, look to Him today, He’s waiting this very moment for you to come to Him.

— James and Dorothy Rugg live in Dalton, Pa., and pastor Mill City AG.

 

 

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