Janet Moore reflects on the story of Jesus being turned away from a town after freeing two demoniacs from posession. Jesus not only saved us, but showed us how to live in harmony with our nature, for we are not mere animals, but human persons made in the image and likeness of God, in Whom, we were created! Therefore, when we follow Christ, we are most truly ourselves.
Kelly Pease learned how the role of a parent can be inspired by Jesus, the Good Shepherd. He doesn’t do a tap dance and a comedy routine when times are tough. He fulfills the deeper needs. He tells us all throughout the scriptures that things will be hard, but still He is there.
For as long as I can remember I essentially had one desire for my life: perfection… Yet my heavenly Father, through tragedies and painful times, took me to the place I had tried so hard to avoid, the place I least wanted to go: the place of my own great inner poverty… Yet there was my treasure, for there I encountered His goodness and mercy.