Monthly Archives: December 2014

A New Year

My sister’s youngest granddaughter was overheard asking her slightly older brother all about Jesus. Was he as old as her great grandmother who was almost 99! No was the reply. He is two thousand and fourteen! The Hebrew Calendar commences from creation. It is the year 5775. They have already celebrated New Year. As soon as the Jews settled in the Holy Land, they began to count and observe seven-year cycles. Every cycle would culminate in a Sabbatical year, known as Shemittah, literally: “to release.” By counting sevens from then, the next Shemittah year will be the year 5775 which runs from Sept. 25, 2014, through Sept. 13, 2015. The … Continue reading

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The Bow

The Bow Earlier this year a new colour was discovered adding an eighth colour to the seven we already know! The discovery of the new ‘basic’ colour in the spectrum of light was made by physicists at the Randall Monroe University in West Virginia, who were investigating the properties of ‘slow light’. It is a combination of blue and green, not detectable by the human eye. The seven colours of the rainbow are often portrayed as representing the seven spirits of God as detailed in Isaiah 11:2 “The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him — the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of … Continue reading

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Blow North Wind

My new garden was only planted this Autumn. It is a tiny strip seen from my kitchen window. The soil is very fertile here. Much preparation was done. Every weed and stone removed until a fine rich tilt remained. The old brick wall has been wired in anticipation of much growth! The plants have been carefully chosen, as much for their fragrance as anything. The first of the bulbs planted showed through last week. The first shrub to blossom will be a Daphne, in bud now waiting to burst. Their fragrance is divine. The meaning of the name Daphne is Victory! Song of Songs 4:16 Awake North wind, and come … Continue reading

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Just One Touch

When the two travellers on the way to Emmaus realised their companion was Jesus, they said their hearts burned! ( Luke 24). We hear Jesus’ heart was touched by the feelings of our infirmities. ( Hebrews 4:15). In the spirit we stretch to touch the throne room, just as the woman reached out to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment. ( Matthew 9:20). Just as all the other senses in the natural are replicated in the spirit, so is touch. We speak in the sense of being touched by something, that is moved by feelings. It is the Fathers delight to move us with compassion for others, making us as … Continue reading

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The Taste of Tears

Have you noticed how quick children are to laugh and cry. They have a transparency that gets lost in translation as they grow up. How often do you laugh? Cry? We become masters of disguise. We learn to hide our true feelings, our automatic responses, fearful of man’s opinion or reactions. The result of defences built up to guard the heart. Yet God wants softened hearts. The heart that cries is the tender heart, quick to love, quick to care, quick to repent. To be moved to tears is not a bad thing. Tears expressing inexpressible joy, or unbelievable sadness. Our own or for that of others. A healthy release. … Continue reading

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