A Puritan Parable Archbishop Ussher had long wished for the opportunity to meet with Samuel Rutherford, the Scottish Presbyterian preacher. He reckoned that the Scot would not entertain him because he was an Episcopalian Bishop. Therefore while travelling from Ireland through south west Scotland, en route to London, he called at the Manse in Anwoth... Continue Reading →
Tears are the result of pain and are the expressions of the suffering heart. Yet tears are precious, the proof that we love and care. Days of tears are precious times for learning and discovering.
"the world is a decrepit, decaying, depraved place and we are all caught up in this river of disaster and human misery."
The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. The Characteristics of Christian Behaviour (i) The Brevity of Time Romans 13:11-14 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of... Continue Reading →
Luke 1:46-55 - The Magnificat Mary's head was in a spin. Gabriel had told her she would would give birth to a baby; that boy would be the Son of God. Overwhelmed by the enormity of what was happening to her body Mary was full of foreboding and fear. What would Joseph say? Would he believe... Continue Reading →
PSALM 5 A Morning Prayer We often regard morning as a suitable time to pray. While we should be cautious about setting seasons aside as being more holy than others, there remains a unique suitability for prayer associated with morning. As morning is generally the best time for learning, when the mind is fresh and... Continue Reading →
Death. The cold corpse. Once there was a smile; now there is that blank vacant expression that we associate with death. A short time earlier there was breath, conversation, interest but not now. All has changed in a moment time. The home us filled with tears and bitter sweet memories. The one who was taken... Continue Reading →
When the Priest stepped out of the brilliant light of an eastern desert and in through the door of the tabernacle he entered the darkness. It was a place devoid of natural light. But as the lush folds of the curtain returned to their former position his eyes were immediately drawn to the light. The... Continue Reading →