A third of the world is in lockdown. The largest country is just coming out of it. The skies are cleaner than they’ve been in decades, the children are seeing more of their parents than ever before, society is in slo mo. And I’m thinking, this cannot be real.
As we say in the UK, “Keep calm and carry on.” That isn’t easy when panickers surround you. But always we have a choice: give in to our emotions or stand determined to defeat fear.
“And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation 22:17)
We are looking from the wrong direction. We need to take GOD’s perspective from above and we will see: we are IN the tribulation.… Personally, I reckon we may as well stop looking for signs.
“Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Some people do not agree the future is hopeful. It’s important to be sensitive to others but not hide or apologise for being happy; rather, let us try to carry others with us.
Worship becomes a trickle
refreshment in an ocean of wishful thinking
dream of life
against agony or despair.
“Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.” (Matthew 12:32)
If you follow your calendar and history closely, you’ve also begun to say, “Happy Resurrection Day” rather than refer to Easter, because you know that the possibly well-meaning but definitely anti-Semitic founding fathers took a pre-existing pagan festival and, drawing it away from the Jewish Passover
Autumn comes late but it does come Climate change, metabolic change, Autumn still comes. Aches and pains Weight gains and mental blips every limit that never used to be comes in Autumn. Turn a corner the ’60’s arrive and Autumn plagues: a marking of time. Too much work never used to be suddenly — or …