‘What do You want with us, Son of God? Have You come here to torture us before the appointed time?’ Matthew 8:29 Are these the ravings of mentally ill outcasts, or do they represent something more? Without trying to explain or rationalise the finer points of this encounter, let’s take
‘Lord, why can’t I follow You now?’ John 13:37 We are used to thinking about Jesus saying, ‘Follow me’, and in a broad sense that is exactly what we are called to do. But there are occasions when God’s will for us is not what we expect. In this passage,
Have you ever noticed how many questions are in the Bible, and particularly in the Gospels? They are there to get us to ask the same questions, because they are important questions to ask! In this series, we will look at some of these questions, and try to offer some answers,
“See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of dove is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my
‘For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that human beings are without excuse’. (Romans 1:20) God ordained creation, in his perfect love, to sustain life and relationship,
In the last of these reflections on nature and Biblical plants, we are looking at two aspects that some people find disturbing. The first of these is actually one of my favourites, and that is the thunder storm. There is nothing that we can experience here at home that demonstrates
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