The Centurion's Wife Quotes.

1. "How else can we become reconciled, except one individual at a time? This Jesus you seek did not come to address nations. He washed the wounds of lepers. He dined with sinners. He healed all who came to him. One person at a time."
- Janette Oke, The Centurion's Wife

2. "He did this not only for us, but for everyone who witnessed that day. And for those like you who hear of it. He did this to show that even in the darkest hour, when there is no reason to go forward, no possibility of a better tomorrow, he is there to comfort, to guide, to heal. He brings with him the gift of hope. Impossible, glorious, joyful hope."
- Janette Oke, The Centurion's Wife

3. "It may sound simplistic, but is meant wholeheartedly. We are so privileged to have the Scriptures"
- Janette Oke, The Centurion's Wife

4. "written, preserved, and passed on to us. What an indescribable blessing it is for us"
- Janette Oke, The Centurion's Wife

5. "Why is this important? Because it means the division between God and man has been abolished."
- Janette Oke, The Centurion's Wife

6. "Understanding comes from within, from knowing and trusting in the Lord."
- Janette Oke, The Centurion's Wife

7. "It’s not hiding us, Leah. The shawl, this head covering, is a declaration before man and God. His divine Law proclaims women to be of great worth and orders that they be protected. First through their father, then their husband. If the husband dies, then women are protected through next of kin. And if there are no next of kin, the community. If this is not fulfilled, Leah, it is not the fault of God’s Law, it is the fault of those to whom his Law was given. Leah"
- Janette Oke, The Centurion's Wife

8. "We light the candle and ask the Lord Jehovah to illuminate the week ahead. We sprinkle spices into the flame and remind ourselves that the Sabbath should remain a sweet scent in our lives, flavoring the days to come."
- Janette Oke, The Centurion's Wife

9. "I was stripped to the very essence of my being. He saw all my lies and my failures and all my sinful ways. And yet he loved me still."
- Janette Oke, The Centurion's Wife

10. "That Mary had chosen to do the best thing, and that it would not be taken from her. Martha spoke as matter-of-factly as she would about the weather. I saw then that there are many ways to serve our Lord. Some like you and I do it through action. Others like Mary do it through reverence."
- Janette Oke, The Centurion's Wife

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