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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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October 30, 2012 - A Very Personal Savior

By Gary Rogers

"And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd" (Matthew 9:35,36, ESV).

The stories about Jesus keep a sharp focus on His involvement in people's lives. He enjoyed the fellowship at the celebration of a wedding in Cana. At Nain, Jesus witnessed a mother's grief during the funeral procession for her dead son. At Capernaum, He instructed Peter in fishing with a hook, instead of a net, and the apostle caught a fish with a coin in its mouth that provided funds to pay taxes. In Jerusalem, Jesus visited with a man He had healed of blindness but who was later excommunicated from the temple. One evening Jesus sat down with a man named Nicodemus and listened to his questions, and then explained some of the most critical concepts in salvation and eternal life.

Over and over throughout the Gospels, we witness Jesus getting involved in people's lives. He had a strict schedule. He had an overarching mission from His Heavenly Father. Prophecies had placed Him on a timetable that had little variance. But Jesus always made time for people. People were important to Jesus. Their needs, the circumstances in their lives, their searching questions — nothing people presented to the Savior was ever met with a "Don't bother Me, I'm too busy" fast walk that passed them by. Jesus valued people so much He worked them into even His most tiring days when He himself needed rest.

Jesus' concern for people is a model for us all. And His own concern for us continues to this day. If you are laughing and celebrating, Jesus wants to be there. Grieving, feeling rejected, facing a financial need, questioning your faith? Jesus wants to be in the picture. Through the searching knowledge of the Holy Spirit, Jesus understands our emotions and then meets with us for fellowship and guidance.

Jesus knows all about our problems. Jesus knows all about our times of joy. Jesus knows all about our questions. Jesus can either give power to overcome or joy to face our most difficult circumstance. No matter what our day may bring, that day is best lived when we remember our Savior is with us and cares.

What do you need Jesus to walk through with you today?

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

 

 

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