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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 11, 2013 - A Forever Point of View

By Rose McCormick Brandon

I'm reading Revelation. The words of this biblical book fill me with a sense of majestic power that grips my soul and fills my mind with moving pictures of events that will take place in heaven and on Earth. The content of the book does something else for me. It puts all my concerns in a tiny box and lets me see them for what they are — momentary troubles that won't affect my eternity.

Eternity. How easy it is to get lost in the here and now and forget about eternity, the forever and ever, that makes up the future of every human. Or, to get lost in the past, as sometimes happens to me when I'm writing the stories of the children who came to Canada under the British/Canada Child Immigration Plan, people who have already gone into their forever and ever.

At times, I need to put aside history, put aside the present political and social turmoil, and even the immense human suffering that troubles me, and think deeply about forever. What's most important for Jesus followers is that we remain faithful to Him and never lose touch with the eternity He's prepared for us.

Our troubles are momentary. Earthly powers are momentary. Wicked voices in the world will be silenced. Hunger and suffering will end (but this is no reason for us not to do something about them in the present).

"And He shall reign forever and ever (for the eternities of the eternities)" (Revelation 11:15, Amplified Bible). (This is a passage Handel used when writing his Messiah.)

Having a grip on eternity helps us handle the present.

Making It Personal: Lord, the wickedness of this world and the chaos of it depress me. Help me lift my thoughts and intertwine them with Your thoughts. Then, I'll glimpse a slice of eternity, and that glimpse will empower me to live every day with a forever point of view.

— Rose McCormick Brandon and her husband, Doug, live in Caledonia, Ontario. She is the author of One Good Word Makes all the Difference.

 

 

 

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