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graphic: Martha G. Brady

graphic: Martha G. Brady

It was the early 1970’s. A group of women were sitting in my sunroom in Mandeville, Jamaica. We had been studying the book of Mark to learn who Jesus claimed to be…in His own words.

This study turned my world upside down. After some Bible college, 2 years as an assistant pastor’s wife, and now, a few years as a missionary, I had not “gotten” some of Jesus’ claims in the same way these women who were new or not yet believers.

Why? Why was I so blind to the power and authority that Jesus claimed when He was here on earth? Somehow, I got lost in the forest of Biblical facts I knew and the humdrum of over-familiarity.

These women were often reading these words  for the first time in the Bible but they understood the point of most of them better than I. Why was I so blind?…

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graphic: Martha G. Brady