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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 20, 2012 - His Eye on You

By Randy Mantik

Gordon Peterson was one of my favorite preachers. He pastored Soul’s Harbor, a large independent Pentecostal church I attended when I was in Bible college. Those who knew Brother Peterson simply called him “Rev.”

He was dramatic! I remember him preaching at times from the top of the grand piano that sat just below the platform. Always riveting, he particularly held my attention when he preached from the piano because he was a large man. Even though it was a nine-foot grand, I always wondered how secure it was up there.

Rev. ministered for many years and was an awesome speaker. In fact, that is what he was doing when he died. He wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Even as a 19-year-old kid who had just started Bible college, I could tell that he’d taken an interest in me. I didn’t know why. I didn’t fancy myself to ever be a preacher; I was in Bible college only to follow God’s direction and maybe serve on staff someplace. I had a sense that he saw something special in me. Rev. had his eye on me, and that made me feel so valuable.

Perhaps you have had a similar experience. Even if you haven’t, I’d like you to know that Someone has His eye on you.

In Psalm 8:3-5, as the writer expresses the majestic works of God, he says something quite interesting: “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor” (NRSV).

The heavens continually declare their glory; the stars and sun and moon astound us daily. God has set everything into place. And then, think about us. God is mindful of us. God has His eye on us. He cares for us, even though at times we may not sense it. “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry” (Psalm 34:15).

Perhaps today you feel as though God has forgotten you, that He has lost your name and address. An acquaintance of ours felt like that one day a number of years ago. He was on staff at a large Christian organization that was coming apart at the seams, and all he had worked for with it. As he was going down the freeway, crying out to God and giving Him “what for,” he spoke these words, “God, You don’t even know where I’m at!” Just then, a car went by him. On the back bumper was a sticker: “God knows right where you’re at.”

We’re in this together. I’m pulling for you. God may not answer you as dramatically as with a perfectly timed bumper sticker, but take the heavens as His constant reminder. He is mindful of you. He has His eye on you. God knows right where you’re at!

— Randy Mantik is lead pastor at CrossPoint AG in Portage, Wis.

 

 

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