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July 31, 2020

"The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going." John 3.8

Look out the window and it is another overcast day, with leaden skies and a stiff breeze. Time to reach for the pullover or cagoule. But step outside and it is like being wrapped in...

July 30, 2020

"Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first." Revelation 2. 4

Revelation, which is the culminating book of the Bible, is in fact a letter comprised of several letters. Seven of these are addressed to churches around Asia Minor (Turkey) on what appears to have been a postal route,...

July 29, 2020

This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength..." Isaiah 30. 15

Being on holiday has been so refreshing. For obvious reasons I have not roamed far. I have not boarded an airplane, nor darkened the doors of a res...

July 6, 2020

I'm on holiday for three weeks, so no more blogging until the end of the month. In the meantime, you can find words of inspiration at: www.ucb.co.uk word for today.

And don't forget 'Smuain na Maidne' on Radio nan Gàidheal:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jddy.

May God be your constant companion...

July 5, 2020

If God made a good world, why has it gone so horribly wrong?

This persistent question comprises a mixture of theological and observational truth: God did make the world and he made it "good" but, ever since, it has been corrupted by evil. While they may have different views of its origins, every religion and p...

July 4, 2020

"Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." Nehemiah 8. 10

Today is a "red-letter day" in America. Although it was on the 2nd of July that Congress voted...

July 3, 2020

"Dear children, this is the last hour..." 1 John 2. 18

Last night I dreamed about a man with a rare form of cancer - of the hands. As soon as the doctor saw the man he pronounced that he had no more than one hour to live. The man was a highly regarded pillar of his church and so those around him were curious a...

July 2, 2020

"You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it." Haggai 1. 6

Haggai was contemporary with another prophet, Zechariah. Together they roused the e...

July 1, 2020

"If one part suffers, every part suffers with it..." 1 Corinthians 12. 26

Should the news from Hong Kong trouble us? What business have we in the affairs of another country? Why should we care about a law that would allow mainland China to rein in its troublesome province?

Apart from China's betrayal of its gua...

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