As I’m praying and thanking God for the amazing grace he’s poured out onto me, I find myself thinking of a song we traditionally sing at Passover. It’s called Dayenu – loosely translated from Hebrew this title means: it would … Continue reading
I stand before the cross of Christ
Or… no, I can’t. I have no right.
I have no right to stand here, free
When he, the holy one, has died – for me!
I bow before the cross of Christ
And weep my thanks
His blood poured out in love for me
His body hanging on that tree
It leaves me with nothing
Nothing to say except
And I’m sorry
And thank you.
What else can I say
Nobody understands me – not completely. There are things about me that people just don’t get. Even with close friends there is stuff… even those who know me well have those moments… it’s painful sometimes, when I share something of … Continue reading
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” How can I make a joyful noise when… But even when there’s pain and sadness, even when my whole very … Continue reading
Almighty God, King of the Universe, I have sinned against you in so many ways… And though I try to do better, I still keep failing you. Love everyone as I love myself? Let’s be honest, I don’t have it … Continue reading
The view through my window is grey and uninspiring today, the sun has gone and I can feel my old enemy, depression, trying to creep in again. And I say to it: no, I will not give in, I have so … Continue reading
There’s a computer game I play where you get an extra life for every 100,000 points. I used to get excited about that, but now I’m at the stage of having so many extra lives I know I’m never going to run out, so when there’s an opportunity to sacrifice ammunition for the sake of getting an extra life, I don’t even think about it any more – I know I am going to need that ammunition, and I know that I’m not going to run out of lives.
So, how does this relate to what the policewoman said to me when I had my recent road accident? Continue reading