The world is full of stories, both real and fictional. We all love a good story, you only have to walk into a bookshop or go to a cinema to discover how we love a story. There are stories that have us on the edge of our seats, stories that touch our hearts, stories of … Continue reading The Greatest Story Ever Told
So God loves spectacularly, he loves like crazy when compared to this world's love. The love that existed in the heart of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, could not be held back by our sin and rebellion. It led to God becoming flesh, being tempted like we are, confronting the powers of darkness, being despised … Continue reading Kingdom loving – part 2
If there's something the Christmas story brings to the fore it is the fact that the world is a stage on which a drama is taking place. Suddenly in the midst of the politics, power, and brokenness of the world of that day something happens over which neither Caesar, nor his puppet king, Herod, nor … Continue reading Here’s to a Happy Christmas!
The astounding message of Christmas is the opening of God's arms to our pain and brokenness, a pain and brokenness born of our rebellion, our sin, our selfishness - not something one would expect of God, after all god's just don't do that sort of thing, but then the God of the Bible is true … Continue reading Jesus – the opening of God’s arms to our pain
Christmas is about love - but what kind of love? Love as the popular song says, "Makes the world go round and around...." and the Beatles sang "all you need is love." But what is this love that we need, this love that makes the world go round and around? Christina Rossetti's carol says, "Love … Continue reading Love came down at Christmas
I don't know who first said it but the Happy Land of the Trinity is a beautiful expression of all that the Holy Trinity is as Father, Son and Holy Spirit from all eternity. It is so because... God has never been lonely. God has never lacked in love. God has never needed. God has … Continue reading The Happy Land of the Trinity
Taking the last two posts a step further, the staggering thing is that God steps into this world in the form of real human flesh, not a different or special kind of flesh, but the very same kind, with all it's limitations and temptations. We had broken the circle of love that we were made … Continue reading The Length Love Goes To