The Glances Of The Saviour

The Lord turned and glanced at Peter.
Luke 22:61

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As the rooster crowed for the third time Peter suddenly remembered the prophesy of his Master and looked up at Jesus.

The Saviour also heard the rooster crowing and glanced at Peter.

That glance, I believe, was full of compassion and pity for His beloved, yet distressed disciple.

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Enduring Love

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.
Now remain in my love.”
John 15:9 NIV

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“If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:10-11 NIV

The man was confessing how weary he had become of life. It seemed one disaster after another hounded his pilgrimage.

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“Gordon, how do you deal with so much suffering?”

“As your day so shall your strength be.”
Deuteronomy 33:25

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I have often been asked how I manage to hear of so much sorrow on a daily basis and not lose my mind or end up quitting my work as a crisis counsellor and pastor to people in pain. I am not terribly self conscious. That is, I do not think a lot about myself and how I manage things in my life. I don’t do self analysis concerning the issues I see in others. I have been told by others I show a considerable degree of compassion and at times I actually weep with those who weep as Jesus did.

However, my job is to help people organize their thoughts. They are rarely thinking clearly when I get involved with their crisis so I seek to do their thinking for them. Therefore I feel that I must show gentle composure to those I work with to address their issues. It is really helpful to them if I show the kindness of Jesus but I need to be the rock or stabilizing factor in the equation. I am looked to for a calm and peaceful spirit in the situation.

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