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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. ...




Follow Your Nose

By Christina Quick
May 16, 2010

Imagine following an unmarked trail through the woods without a map, compass or GPS device. Could you find your way using only your sense of smell? What if the scent trail were two days old, rain-washed and mixed with hundreds of other aromas?

Impossible? Not for a bloodhound. These hardworking dogs have some of the best noses in the animal kingdom. That’s why detectives and police officers use them to sniff out crime scenes and look for missing people.

A bloodhound can pick up the scent of one person in a crowd of hundreds and follow the smell for miles. These dogs have helped police officers find criminals. They have also tracked down lost kids and injured people.

Several years ago in Colorado, a hiker tumbled over a cliff and was hurt. Officers used a bloodhound to search for him. The dog followed the man’s scent from his car to the very place where he fell. The man was rescued and taken to a hospital for treatment, thanks to the efforts of a nosy canine.

The Bible tells the story of a man who went searching for someone to rescue him. Though he was a religious leader, Nicodemus knew he needed a Savior. He came to Jesus at night seeking the way to eternal life.

Jesus told Nicodemus He came to rescue all people from their sins. Jesus said those who accept Him as Savior will live with Him forever.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

The Bible teaches that without Jesus, we are lost in sin. Jesus wants to save those who are lost. You can be saved by asking Jesus to forgive your sins and come into your life.

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost” (Luke 19:10).

 

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