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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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June 19, 2012 - Thirsty?

By Dorothy Rugg

Thirsty? Each of us should pause and contemplate what we thirst for in life. Are we thirsting for the things of God, or are we thirsting after things in this world?

I love the Word of God because it is truth and life and the Word tells it like it is — the good, the bad, the ugly, the right, the wrong, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. There are so many accountings in the Word of men and women who thirsted after things in this world only to come to ruin and failure in the end. There are also many accounts of those who thirsted after God, even in the midst of trials and hardships, and experienced His blessing and the fulfillment a relationship with Him brings.

Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6, NKJV). He promised, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37,38).

In John 4 we find the story of the Samaritan woman going to her village well; she was only going to fetch water, but on that day she had an encounter with Jesus, her Messiah, and He offered to her “living water.” Jesus offered to her — and offers to us — a new life, a life founded on His love. Here was a woman who was probably an outcast where she lived, didn’t have many friends, she could have been discouraged, broken-hearted, angry, worried, and on this particular day she found truth. She surrendered to Jesus and discovered the true source of that which will satisfy the deepest thirst within.

So many people try to fill the longing in their lives with power, position, wealth, material possessions, and destructive behaviors only to find they can never satisfy that thirst within. But when truth comes and hearts open to Jesus, their thirst is satisfied as Jesus said in John 4:14: “But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

Thirst after the things of God. Become all that God wants of you. Spend time in His Word, spend time in His presence, and allow His truth to be planted in your heart and allow it to come to life. God is offering to you that living water.

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



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