Reflections on God’s Love

Victoria Elliot

READ : 1 Timothy 1:15, Ephesians 3:14-21   In today’s busy lifestyles, do we pray to know the love of Christ? In today’s Scripture Paul says it surpasses knowledge. Now, after twenty centuries of added insight into the truth of Christ, I doubt that there is any Christian who claims to understand fully the matchless love of God for a lost sinner. I am writing this on Valentine’s Day – but the most sublime example of human love is fragile …

Reflections on a Christian

Victoria Elliot

READ : 2 Corinthians 5:17, Mark 8:27-38   Recently I heard someone remark that he wouldn’t join a church because there were so many hypocrites in it. There ARE hypocrites in the church-but is it fair to judge a church by its poorest members? I don’t think so. A certain unbeliever once gave the following definition of a Christian: “He is a man whose great aim in life is a selfish desire to save his own soul; who in order …

Reflections on Tithing

Victoria Elliot

READ : Psalm 24:1, Malachi 3:6-10   Did you read the tenth verse in the Scripture? Do you agree that God is challenging us to prove that the verse means “we will be blessed by our giving”? I am thankful for my parents’ encouraging me to tithe while I was very young. Today the Lord has kept His promise to provide enough for my every day’s needs and even more! Tithing actually involves trust and obedience more than money. This …

Reflections on a Memory

Victoria Elliot

READ : Matthew 18:20, Psalm 77:11-14   Listening to a TV documentary about Smokey Mountain in the Philippines, and the next day reading a magazine article about it, caused me to reflect on my experiences of being there. I had written in my travel notes, “This is a sight I will never forget.” Smokey Mountain is a huge mountain of smoldering rubbish, where thousands of people earn their living by picking through the garbage, looking for pieces of tin, bottles, …

Reflections on Listening

Victoria Elliot

READ : Proverbs 21:13, Psalm 34:11-16   Have you ever talked to people who seem to be listening to you, but a few minutes later will ask, “What did you say?” Listening is really an important part of our lives; children need to listen in school; parents need to listen to children; adults need to listen at work; Christians need to listen in church. Recently I heard there were three ways of listening. The first, like a sieve; where some …

Reflections on Music

Victoria Elliot

READ : Psalm 147:1, 7, Psalm 95:1-3, Psalm 150:1-6   The ministry of music in church last Sunday brought tears to many eyes. The song was so true to life. The first verse told about a man coming home from work. His wife had left him; people were whispering; his heart was breaking; he was wondering who would help him make it through! The second verse told about a woman whose reputation was like the woman at the well; she …