Jennifer Dudding (New South Wales, Australia)
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A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice. - Isaiah 42:3 (NIV)
Early civilizations developed methods to transform reeds into paper, papyrus, and also to weave them into baskets, mats, and rope. Reeds were functional and beautiful. In contrast, a bruised reed was not beautiful and appeared to be useless.Similarly, a
bruise on our skin is a visible sign of injury. We...
Jesus is the suffering servant who has experienced our pain.
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Throughout my Walk I experienced the presence of the Risen One in the devotional spaces as well as in times of teaching, meditation, and prayer. The communion with brothers, experienced in the daily sharing at the table and in the Word, generated deep bonds of brotherhood.”