We ended last week with God’s people far from the land of promise. This week we see them living as exiles and longing for return, redemption and restoration. There is promise and there is hope, as the prophets speak of a deliverer, but it is along time coming. Eventually the voices of prophets fall silent … More The Big Story – Week 6
We need to find the happy medium of working out what God is doing, then joining in; playing our part while trusting God that the outcome is not totally dependent on our own abilities and strength. … More Isaiah 7:10-16
And God? God forgives. Fully and immediately. It’s almost like he was waiting for someone to confess so that he could release all the pent-up mercy. … More 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15
Epiphany 3 – What Jesus had was not just the temporary ‘up’ of having a good day – it was a much bigger, deeper kind of ‘up’. It was the kind of ‘up’ that stays up even when the scaffolding underneath is taken away.
Ignatius of Loyola called this state ‘consolation’. It is the state of knowing that you are walking in step with God and it is not dependent on the circumstances. … More Luke 4:14-21