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March 21, 2020

"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel." Isaiah 7.14

No, it's not Christmas but what we celebrate at Christmas deserves bearing in mind throughout the year: that in Jesus, God came to live among people and, from Jesus, we have received the Holy Spirit - as our p...

March 20, 2020

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalm 19.1

On the day our schools and leisure centres close and so much anxiety abounds, now is the time to remind ourselves that God is in control. Generations of believers in the harshest of circumstances have taught us that se...

March 19, 2020

"How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow... on those who take refuge in you." Psalm 31.19

What amazes me is the assumption that, whenever we get through this pandemic, life is going to carry on as before. But what if this is like climate change: the latest...

March 18, 2020

"There is a time for everything... a time to be silent and a time to speak." Ecclesiastes 3. 1,7

While the roads and restaurants empty, the airways are choking with opinions and advice in relation to the coronavirus crisis. Once we have acted swiftly to protect the vulnerable, safeguard the livelihoods of our...

March 8, 2020

Lent is derived from an old English word meaning spring. For many, spring is an exciting time of new beginnings. In its association with Jesus' 40-day wilderness fast at the beginning of his public ministry, Lent also speaks of preparation for something fresh. Why not use the time to draw nearer to God, throu...

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