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Observe the Potter


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I read something this morning that I was blessed by & ordinarily I’d have tucked the accompanying thought away but felt I needed to write an impromptu post instead – I trust this will encourage some of you. (more…)

Bible, Jesus

Look at the Lamb (Day 13)


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Day 13 – Nick

Summary of Chapter 13

Verses 1-17: If you needed any convincing of the importance of the dinner table, (aside from all heart-warming Bisto adverts), just flick back and re-read chapter 12 and then this one, or read Acts and note the centrality of food within a sharing community of prayer – it’s all about the dinner table! But this is no ordinary dinner table; it’s the dinner table for the Last Supper, the last, that is, until we share at the marriage supper of the Lamb when we’ll get to drink the new wine of the new heavens and the new earth in the new City of Jerusalem! (see Rev.19:9). (more…)

Bible, Creativity, Culture

The Father Never Lies


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The world reminds you every day that

“The camera never lies”

But The Father reminds you every day that

“The Father never lies”

I’m reminded that there is a father of lies but assured that the Father doesn’t ever lie.

I saw a man today crippled by the fear of what the camera said, by the bad news message preached from the camera of lies echoed again and again by the media malaise of our day.

I’m reminded that there is a father of lies but assured that the Father doesn’t ever lie.

We may have grey and we may have bumps; we may have wrinkles and we may have spots.

I’m reminded that there is a father of lies but assured that the Father doesn’t ever lie.

The Father looks at the things that man can not observe, that the father of lies understands not, that the camera can never see.

The King is enthralled with your beauty

Psalm 45:11

I’m reminded that there is a father of lies but assured that the Father doesn’t ever lie.

The father of lies means for us to live bent over, doubled up, hounded by crippling species of fear.

I’m reminded that there is a father of lies but assured that the Father doesn’t ever lie.

The Father has a picture of you as on His fridge in all your unspeakable beauty, in all your unseen worth.

He’d like you to see His picture.

I’m reminded that there is a father of lies but assured that the Father doesn’t ever lie.

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Theology

Capture


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For those of you who haven’t come across any of C.S.Lewis’ short essays, may I introduce you to arguably his best – The Weight of Glory

The essay contains some delicious thinking and expression about ‘glory’ and heaven and touches the beginnings of articulation around those things in us that words can not express. (Romans 8:26).

Having read the essay a few times over the last few years, there is one recurring thought from it that often crops up for me when I feel these deep places in my soul stirred by nature, my wife, family and friends, or by the presence of Christ.

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