The Big Picture – Part Two: Glorious Ruins

 And the ruins of the tempest were returned to glory, the light casting itself upon the world as it was meant to be, the world in which everything good that had been destroyed was restored. And so to follow from ‘Part One: Creation’ I turn to a burning question. That God created the world, the universe,…

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The Big Picture – Part One: Creation

A golden light broke through and the grey of the storm was washed away. It was a light more beautiful than she had ever imagined, more pure.   In the middle of the first semester of my second year at university, as I face an array of distractions, the things I heard and the things I…

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Blotted Ink

‘The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it’ – John 1:5 ———————- Blotted ink runs ceaseless, floods the page with dye, Blackened clouds darken melancholy sky. The pain she knew too well Now shadowed her with fear, As the striking cold drew near. ——- Yet through all the darkness, one…

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‘For when I am weak, then I am strong.’

The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you. – Footprints, Anonymous Recently I have come to realise a sobering truth in my life. I am, as…

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Your Love Broke Through

‘Why have I found favour in your eyes that you should take notice of me, a foreigner?’ – Ruth 2.10 ————————- With gentle eyes you took my fear, A candlelight you called me home, A single flame you held me near, In darkest hour your light shines near, I’ll never be alone. ——- Through broken…

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The Church Service

Footprints paved their way across the path, drawing together, all converging to one place. In sets of twos or threes, in families, or alone, they make their way towards the doorway, they make their way in. And here come together people from so many different walks of life, here come together people from such different…

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Under His Wings

‘He will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you will find refuge’ – Psalm 91:4 —————————- Amongst the blue of open sky, Two wings of a lonely bronze. A foreigner in lands unknown, A lost call, echoing, gone. — The feathers fall, the feathers rise With delicate fluttering, They hesitate, in trembling…

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Let Me Be Singing When the Evening Comes

And in a sudden moment the voices changed. Once lone voices, interweaving yet singular, separate, they now became one. A single voice. A vast community singing the same words, reaching for the heavens in a multitude of notes and yet all caught on the same one. This was the voice of the church, of people…

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‘…love one another.’

Friendship is invaluable, and Jesus is the greatest friend we could have. And yet it’s easy for me to say this, easy for me to tell you what I have learnt in a nice neat sentence. But I want to show you that this is what I have experienced, to show you that friendship isn’t always…

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‘As I have loved you…’

Friendship is a very beautiful thing. It is a great source of joy in our lives and an opposition to loneliness. Whether or not we admit it, I believe that we are all very scared of being lonely, of being without family or friends. It is a wonderful thing to be able to share with…

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