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We must work while it is day; night is coming when no one can work.  John 9 v 4 Comment The COVID pandemic has shocked the world. There have been many funerals and it’s been really tough to not be able to pay our respects to departed loved ones.  Their funeral will have featured many tributes – but sadly those husbands,...

Scripture The LORD replied, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will call out my name, Yahweh, before you…… The LORD continued, “Look, stand near me on this rock.  As my glorious presence passes by, I will hide you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by....

Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.  John 15 Comment These words of Jesus are addressed to his followers – the church, but they are also relevant in our marriages. A couple, united in their love, draws...

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.  Proverbs 25:11 RSV Comment We speak many words in any day. Some are throw away comments of little value. The word described here is different. A word that fits the occasion or need. A word that is precious and valuable like a work of art fashioned...

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NIV Comment Love came down at Christmas….who was this Love? The winsome baby lying in a cow’s feeding trough – the determined Love walking...

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby...

Joy

The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign...

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and...

See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Isaiah 60:2-3 Comment This week we begin a series of reflections and prayers for Advent. I grew up with the Lutheran family tradition of...

When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.  Matthew 8:1-3 Comment If we’re...