Wednesday 21 June 2023

Singing in the dark

"But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. You are my strength, I sing praise to you;
you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely." -
Psalm 59:16-17

You can only sing of God's strength if you have witnessed his saving power at some point. Even though King David was facing one of his sternest tests, he was able to boldly proclaim that he trusted in God to be his fortress and refuge.

Whatever you may be facing at the moment, remember God's great goodness in the past and then trust him for what lies in the future. 

I guess it is sometimes like singing in the dark. We don't sing because we can see all around us - we sing because of who lives inside of us. 

"I will sing of your love" (v.16)

Living in Grace

Sunday 18 June 2023

Father's Day 2023

Hi everyone - I just wanted to let you know that we are alive and well after our Camino adventures. I am busy trying to sort through thousands of photos (and that's not an exaggeration) and process all that we experienced. Once I have done that, I will share some posts about our fantastic pilgrimage and try and put our thoughts into something coherent and meaningful. 

In the meantime, I also just wanted to make mention of Father's Day and especially to offer thanks to our Lord, who treats us all as a perfect Father would. Of course, we can't limit God to our human understanding of fatherhood (or parenthood, if you prefer), but there are many striking characteristics of God that speak to our hearts today. 

In a world that lacks many 'father-figures', perhaps we should remind ourselves of the true gift that God is to every person. 

Paul wrote to the Galatians reminding them of this:

"And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, so now we can rightly speak of God as our dear Father" - Galatians 4:6

Living in Grace