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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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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