Wednesday, 30 December 2015


Relentless kindness and infinite care.

The love of God for us and through us to His world.

Monday, 28 December 2015


To shame a man in public is tantamount to murder.


From the day of His birth Jesus lived a life of displacement and persecution even though He had created the very world in which He chose to come and live as one of us, opening up the way of reconciliation to His Father and offering peace.


Meditation on God's word day and night, conforming our thinking and equipping us to serve Him acceptably in a hostile world.


A man whose every thought is pleasing to God, conformed to His word and ways.


A man or woman who has been given the mindset of God. One whose life is devoted to knowing and serving Him, a replica of the life of Jesus who, as the God of our salvation as His name implies, gives to us the life of the Kingdom of God, His Father, through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.

A true intellectual.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015


We need to go on a fast this Christmas and feast only on Your love for us. As the carol says: 'Love came down at Christmas, love all lovely, love divine'.

This love is rooted in earthly as well as spiritual aspects of our lives and we must sharpen our wits and perception to see it in all that comes our way, seeing You in all of life.

This will turn us into adoring children of the most high God and we, too, will sing like the angels did over the hills of Bethlehem. The wise amongst us will spot Your star rising over the earth each morning, heralding Your righteousness which will bring healing to our cruel and broken world.

Monday, 21 December 2015


To seek out mankind, turning slaves into worshipers and nations into servants of the Most High God.

As God's children we are to seek out His love in our lives. Love begets love. This turns us into ardent suitors of God and His people. The more we see His love for us, the greater our desire to see man turn and see the God we know Him to be. The only true lover of our souls.

The burden of Paul in Ephesians which echoes the mission of Moses sent to rescue God's people from Egypt to love and serve the God of their fathers.

Sunday, 13 December 2015


We prefer God to be our heavenly caretaker, keeping things in running order while we get on with our lives.

When He reminds us we are co-workers with Him, both in remaking the image of His Son within us and in the world, bearing witness to the kingly rule of our Saviour, we pretend not to hear. It disturbs our pursuit of self-satisfaction and complacency.

We smugly say 'our lives are in His hands' but fool ourselves.

If we continually refuse to hear He will leave us to our own devices and pay the price of loosing the lives we cherish in preference to His chosen destiny for us.

'What does it profit a man........?'

'Work out your salvation in fear and trembling for it is God who is at work within you, both to will and to do His good purposes'.