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by Brent Nidiffer and Jamie Shell


    Did you know... an estimated 500,000 tons of water rush over Niagara Falls every minute? Isn’t that amazing? However, on March 29, 1948, the falls suddenly ceased flowing.

    People living within the sound of the falls were awakened by the deafening silence. It was an event they had never experienced in their lives. As a result, many believed that it was a sign that the world was coming to an end.

    What happened?

For over 30 hours, not one drop of water fell...
    Heavy Arctic winds had set the ice fields of Lake Erie in motion. Tons of ice jammed the Niagara River entrance near Buffalo and stopped the flow of the river until the ice shifted again. For over 30 hours, not one drop of water fell from the great Niagara.

    In much the same way, the flow of God’s mercy and grace can be stopped by a cold indifference in our lives. Jesus once spoke to the crowd and said, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me as the Scripture said, ‘from his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37-38 NASV).

    As we praise and thank God and as we live and serve others, people witness our passion, joy, and love for Christ. We let God’s mercy and grace flow to us and flow through us to others. We help the flow of God’s grace and mercy to others. Let’s not let cold indifference, to God or to others, block this flow of mercy and grace through our lives to others.

      Copyright (c) 2001, Timely Truths Ministries. Used by permission.
      Title: ""
      Author: Brent Nidiffer and Jamie Shell
      Publication Date: July 27, 2001


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