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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. ...

It's a Miracle!

Oct. 27, 2013

Imagine digging in the dirt and finding a valuable buried treasure. That’s what happened to a boy in England.

Three-year-old James was using a metal detector with his family when he picked up a signal. The preschooler dug several inches into the ground and unearthed an old gold locket worth millions of dollars. The piece of jewelry was from the time of King Henry VIII. Experts say it may have belonged to the royal family.

As exciting as it would be to discover such a treasure, Jesus offers something much better. One day Peter and his friend John were going to the temple to pray. At the gate they met a man who was unable to walk. The man could not work on a farm or do the other jobs that were common in those days. So the disabled man begged for money outside the temple. When the man asked Peter and John for help, he got a big surprise.

“Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk’” (Acts 3:6, NIV).

Jesus healed the man, who got up and started walking. In fact, the man did more than walk. He was so excited he ran and jumped and praised the Lord! People who saw this were amazed. They recognized the leaping man as the beggar who had never before been able to walk. They knew God had done a miracle. Many people believed the gospel and became followers of Jesus. The Church grew and grew.

When Jesus died on the cross, He provided healing for physical needs as well as forgiveness for sins. The miracle at the temple gate didn’t just give a man the ability to walk; it also helped people see that Jesus is real.

Jesus still works miracles in people’s bodies and in their hearts. All God’s promises are true. And the blessings He offers are far more wonderful than silver or gold. Ask Jesus to help you share His truth with others so they can come to know Him too.

— By Christina Quick




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