Chapter 26: At Capernaum

February 21, 2007

Nothing is sweeter than the attraction of hearts to the Son of God. I just want to be like Jesus.

“Jesus had nothing to do with the various subjects of dissension among the Jews.”

“He made truth beautiful by presenting it in the most direct and simple way. His language was pure, refined, and clear as a running stream.” DA254

“His messages of mercy were varied to suit His audience.” 

“The beauty of His countenance, the loveliness of His character, above all, the love expressed in look and tone, drew to Him all who were not hardened in unbelief.” DA255

“When His eye swept over the throng of listeners, and He recognized among them the faces He had before seen, His countenance lighted up with joy.” DA256

“Every man is free to choose what power he will have to rule over him. None have fallen so low, none are so vile, but that they can find deliverance in Christ.” DA260

“In His life no self-assertion mingled. The homage which the world gives to position, or wealth, or talent, was foreign to the Son of man.” DA261

What most attracts you to Jesus?

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2 Responses to “Chapter 26: At Capernaum”

  1. Carla said

    What most attracts me to Jesus? I think the last paragraph of this chapter sums it up nicely. “‘His going forth is prepared as the morning.’ Hosea 6:3. Quietly and gently the daylight breaks upon the earth, dispelling the shadow of darkness, and waking the world to life.” DA 261

    My friends and I have formed a band and we call ourselves “Ere Daybreak”. Why? Because we are before the coming of the Son. As I sing, I want to quietly and gently dispel shadows of darkness. I am attracted to the light of Jesus because I can feel the darkness in my life being overshadowed by a wonderful light.

    I want my face to express interest in and give pleasure to God. It must be a reflection of Him in me. He is merciful and wants me to be with Him forever in heaven. He cares for me tenderly and wants to heal my weary and troubled heart. I want to be held in His arms forever and be content and satisfied. Like the break of day, I think of God as a warm shelter from the storm of life. Light is warm, right?

  2. wallygoots said

    Nice thoughts Carla. “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek. That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord, and seek Him in his temple.” Ps. 27

    Oh, wait, that’s three things. Well you know David.

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