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Skrevet af Alan Navaratnam   
Tirsdag, 31. januar 2023 17:11

”Today you are not that sparkling”, a nurse said to me at a farewell interview at a local training center.  She had during my treatment observed how the grace of Christ smilingly affected my poor life.

“Well, I rather try to be a matter-of-fact man now”, was my excuse.  After all we were going to talk seriously about my condition, but she preferred me as “sparkling”  more than anything else. I´ve thought about it afterwards and couldn´t help feeling a little ashamed.

I learned something I hope.  A godly woman once told me that it was the radiant faces of the newly saved that spoke to her and gave her a longing to be like them.  That happened during a gracious visitation of awakening on the country side.  That dear woman came to mean a lot to me.

During the present election debates about topics like climate, health, salary raise to our brave nurses, the threatening energy crisis, etc., I also heard the word “transformation” meaning we should work for a transformed better world. But nothing will really happen.

The real transformation is about us, not the world.  “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed …”  (Rom. 12:2).  It´s in the present tense  (“præsens”) i.e. it´s meant to happen day by day.

We have our fickle moods, don´t we?  Some of us are fighting with sneaking despondency.  I do, but the Holy Spirit is slowly teaching me to take it to Christ, claim Him as the powerful answer right now, and what happens?  We´ll soon experience that “those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.”  (Ps. 34:5).

The nurse in question challenged me.  I´m thankful for that “revival sermon” at her office.  By God´s grace I expect it to be implemented by His indwelling Spirit under the cleansing the blood of Christ. Oct. 28-22, - jn

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