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Sermons without words

(J. R. Miller, “In Green Pastures”)

When you are tempted to chafe and repine at
the narrowness of your circumstances, and the
limitations of your sphere–remember that for
thirty years, Jesus found room in a humble
peasant home for worthy living and for service,
not unfitted to His exalted character.

If you can do nothing but live a true Christian
life–patient, gentle, kindly, pure–in your home,
in society, at your daily duty–you will perform
a service of great value, and leave many blessings
in the world. Such a life is a little gospel, telling
in sermons without words–the wonderful story of the cross of Christ.

“Let your light shine before men–that they
 may see your good deeds and praise your
 Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

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