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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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September 5, 2013 - Have You Tried Jesus?

By Beatrice Northcutt

Long ago man was deceived by a shrewd being called "Satan" who made sin look good to man and deceived him to disobey his Creator and bring the sting of death upon himself and all his future descendants.

There was no way man could free himself from this curse, so God had to take over. He sent His Son to come and dwell among us, living an exemplary life, free of sin.

In response, men hated God’s Son. Their hatred was so great they killed Him in the most horrible way imaginable. They nailed Him to a crude cross as they would do to the most wicked of criminals. They mocked God's Son in His agony as His life ebbed away and He seemed helpless to defend himself (though He could have called a legion of angels to set Him free).

Why did God do this? What made Him go through the agony of Jesus' death for you and for me? What made Jesus obediently suffer on the cross? Was it because we repented of our sins and became clean and righteous? No! Just the opposite!

Jesus let all the filth and deceitfulness of the world be placed upon Him so He could take our place and cover the whole world with His sacrificial death. All He says is, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light" (Matthew 11:28-30, NIV).

Have you heeded this instruction? Have you humbly come to our Lord and said, "Father, please forgive me for my sins of disobedience and make me your child?" He says in His Word He will give you rest for your soul.

Oh how much all of us need that rest in these days in which we live. Will you try it? He is waiting with arms wide open to let you in. (The time is short — don't put it off.)

— Beatrice Northcutt lives in Independence, Kan.




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