They Are Still Smiling

When I visited a slum area in India, I witnessed children living in squalor and it dawned on me, they were still smiling.  I then thought about the thousands of children I have seen in Haiti and other places—in spite of their abject poverty, they continued to smile.  Their smile has kept me smiling.  There is something captivating about a sweet, innocent, smiling face.  I love to see children smile (grownups too).

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Empty Words

I am not sure if this is a sermon or a confession, because of the sins I will describe I have also been guilty.  The thoughts of empty words have been rumbling in my heart for some
time now.  This rumbling is not just for a sermon or post but is also the conviction of the Holy Spirit to bring me into a better alignment with the image of Jesus—to be like Him.  So, let my lesson of empty words be your lesson as well.

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When I Look Into Their Eyes

When I Look Into Their Eyes

I have seen some pitiful folks in my time. It is not the ragged clothes I see or their crippled limbs but their eyes that give me a glimpse of their misery and hopelessness.  I believe every person was granted to BE by God; this in itself makes me to know that there is dignity in every life.  Many choose to go a path that is not God’s best but some seem to have it thrust upon them by poverty, abuse, sickness, or where they were born.  I have come to know with more awareness and certainty of the dignity of every human being.  I know Christ loves them just as He loved the women He saved from a stoning, the demoniac He delivered from legions of demons, and even my wretched soul.

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Revelation of Jesus

Revelation of Jesus

How many cold hearts have yearned for salvation’s heat but found no ember in my heart?

Who has longed for the peace of Christ but found only trouble on my tongue?

 

What number looked for Jesus but found no resemblance of His image in my life?


 What crippled beggar has longed for someone with the hope of Jesus but my feet never sought him out?

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