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By Don Loftis | 12.14.16

Jesus’ miraculous powers were demonstrated in many ways.  He healed people of leprosy, blindness, deafness, and paralysis.  He cast out evil spirits, fed the multitudes, destroyed a fig tree, and turned water to wine.  On top of all that, he raised three people from the dead.


However, Jesus also demonstrated His power in ways that were not so easily seen.  In John 2:25 we learn that “He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.”  Jesus not only observed men’s behaviors, but He knew their character and their thoughts.  He knew the grumblings of His disciples (John 6:60-61), even though they thought they whispered so He would not hear.


Jesus not only sees our actions, but He also knows our hearts.  He knows whether our Sunday contribution comes out of love or duty.  He knows whether we are sincere or hypocritical in our lifestyles.  He is fully aware of our hates, prejudices, and gripes, even when we successfully hide them from others.


Looking in the mirror to see ourselves is very important.  We are able to change those things we do not like and adjust the behaviors that are not flattering.  However, asking the Lord what He sees in us is even more important.  My evaluation may be tainted by my pride or the compliments of others, but the Lord’s analysis will be perfect.  Why not spend a few minutes in prayer asking the Lord to open your eyes to see yourself as He does.  The mirror of the soul speaks the truth.



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