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love them like Jesus...

Thinking again about Alaska and some of the specific things God taught me...or at least reminded me of while there...

This time I'm thinking on the Great Commission. There's never a time when I, as a Christian, can pat myself on the back and say that I shared the Gospel and consider it time to sit back and relax now that I've done my duty. There's always another person who needs to hear the Good News...always another person who needs to find freedom from sin...always another person who needs to experience God's grace. Never can I say that there's nothing else for me to do...I have a purpose and will have until my last breath.

He's still working on me...and I'm so glad He is!


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