The Word Among Us

January 2005 Issue

“He Will Convict You of Sin”

How the Holy Spirit works to transform us from the inside out.

Jane ran into her old friend Mary at the grocery store where they used to work together ten years earlier. Both women thought it was a happy coincidence. Just when Francine knew she needed to talk to a friend, her phone rang, and on the other end was Margaret, the one woman who knew her best and could help her out of any jam. Francine was grateful for her good fortune. Martin was born on Christmas Day, 1954. Thirty years later, his daughter, Christine, was born on Christmas Day. Martin and his wife thought the two birthdates were coincidental.

At different points in our lives, we all encounter coincidences, both large and small. We tend to smile at the small ones and wonder at the...

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