Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Good Lady

It's too bad more of us don't read "Sister White" more often. She actually has some good things to say if we get past the whole squabbling over her role as a prophet.

I have been reading The Ministry of Healing for the first time, and yesterday I came across this quote that just about everyone can probably agree with, no matter what side of the aisle you may sit on: "The inhumanity of man toward man is our greatest sin" (p. 163). That's quite a statement to make! And, indeed, one need not observe a church potluck too long to realize that oftentimes we can be downright nasty towards one another.

She goes onto write, "Many think that they are representing the justice of God while they wholly fail of representing His tenderness and His great love." How I need to remember this every day!

God can plant that tenderness and love in our hearts. It does not come natural to us, but "He who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6).


Joelle said...

Ministry of Healing is a book with wonderful substance, even for folks who are not in a medical field. I think it's one of my favorite books by Mrs. White.

Shawn Brace said...

Thanks for your comment, Joelle. I have really been enjoying Ministry of Healing as well. My two favorite books, though, have to be Steps to Christ and Christ's Object Lessons. I wonder what other people's favorite Ellen White book is??