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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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December 13, 2013 - But Thou, Bethlehem

By Ernest S. Williams

"But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting" (5:2, KJV). Who was the writer? Micah, a minor prophet.

The major prophet Isaiah has spoken of Jesus in these words, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder" (9:6). Whether it were minor prophet or major prophet, each spoke of our Lord Jesus and each contributed something to the revelation concerning Him.

Not all can be illustrious saints. Some must fit into more humble places. Whether major or minor, we can all testify the same glorious truth, "Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given."

Jesus was born at Bethlehem to show God's interest in little things. Everything is important when it has to do with the will of God. The great metropolis Jerusalem missed becoming the birthplace of the Lord. Self-satisfied and self-important, it was passed by Him who is perfection of all light and knowledge. His great plan was hidden from the wise and prudent to be revealed unto babes.

Have we considered the importance of every event in life? Do we realize that some of the things which we think of as of least consequence are often the things of greatest value? We are inclined to regard big things as great and small things of little importance. This is a sad mistake.

As little Bethlehem was graced with the birth of the Savior, our lives may be graced with many benedictions as we give Him opportunity to be reborn in other hearts through our services in humble ways for Him.

— Adapted from "But Thou, Bethlehem" by Ernest S. Williams, originally published in the December 20, 1941, Pentecostal Evangel.




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